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Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. 



Historian of the New England Historic Cienealogical Society; Librarian of 
Wobiirn Public Library; Author of "The Cutter Family," ''History of Arlington," 
**nibliogra])hy of Woburn," etc., etc. 




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Copyright, 1908. 
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Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. 

This surname is spelled Smellie, 
SMILEV Smelly and Smelley in England 
and Scotland. It is evidently 
a Xorman name with an ancient history and 
the family has won some distinction both in 
England and Scotland. The family bears the 
same coat-of-arms in England as the Smellet 
family, and as the names are pronounced alike 
in French, it is possible that Smellet is the older 
spelling. The arms of the family Smellie in both 
Scotland and England are : Azure a bend or 
betw^een a lion rampant in chief and a bugle 
in base stringed argent. The crest of the 
Smellet and Smellie families is different. Of 
the Smellie. A dexter hand holding a crescent 
proper. Motto : Industria virtus et fortitudo. 
(Industry, courage and boldness). 

The .\merican branch is descended from the 
Scotch branch. William Smelley, the progeni- 
tor, went from Scotland to Ireland about 1614, 
at the time that the Scotch and English Prot- 
estants took possession of the province of 
Ulster in the north of Ireland. He settled on 
a Scotch grant, receiving his land June 10, 
1614. from William Stewart, Laird of Dun- 
<lafF, who had a thousand acre grant in the 
precinct of Portlough, county Donegal, Ulster. 
But eventually the seat of the family came to 
be Antrim, an adjoining county, and thence 
came the American immigrants about 1740 to 
New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Pennsyl- 
vania. The English name Smelley is doubtless 
the original of Smiley. The family even in 
America does not agree in spelling the sur- 
name. We find Smillie. James D. Smillie is 
a prominent American author. We find John 
Smilie. a Scotch-Presbyterian, leading the op- 
position to the adoption of the federal consti- 
tution in Pennsylvania. He was from Fayette 
county. In 1890 there were thirteen births in 
Smilev families in Ireland, of which eleven 
were in the county of Antrim. 

It is .stated that five brothers and sisters — 
at any rate five of the same family — came to 
America at the same time. John Smiley set- 
tled in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and is the 
ancestor of the Haverhill family of this sur- 
name : Francis Smiley settled in Windham, 
\evv Hampshire, and Margaret, probably their 


sister, married Francis Smith, of Salem, New 
Hampshire. Perhaps the other two were the 
Pennsylvania pioneers. In many cases fami- 
lies were divided in this way, some settling in 
I^ennsylvania or Massachusetts, others in New 
Hampshire. Francis Smiley came to Wind- 
ham, November 3, 1743, and bought Thomas 
Monson's farm, now or lately owned by Mrs. 
Isaiah Dinsmoor. He died March 16, 1763, 
aged seventy- four years. He was a tithing- 
man in 1746, constable in 1749. 

(I) John Smiley, born in Antrim county, 
Ireland, 1720, was son or nephew perhaps, in- 
stead of brother of Francis Smiley mentioned 
above, who was born in 1692. Hugh Smiley, 
as well as John and Francis Smiley, were on 
the list of polls in Haverhill in 1741, and paid 
taxes in 1741. They lived in East Haverhill. 
John alone remained, however. In 1748 he 
was a signer of a petition containing the names 
of the inhabitants of Haverhill. He or his son 
John was in the military service in 1757. He 
died at Haverhill, November 12, 1774, aged 
fifty- four years, three months. He married, 
about 1740, Mary Cannon. Children, born in 
Haverhill: i. Hugh, December 7, 1741, sol- 
dier in the revolution; married, 1763, Mary 
Gage. 2. Agnes, June 10, 1743. 3. Mary, 
September 20, 1745. 4. William, mentioned 
below. 5. Sarah, March 19, 1750. 6. Betty, 
.April 14, 1754. John Smiley married second, 
Mary Kimball, of Haverhill. Children: 7. 
James, born October 21, 1758, mentioned be- 
low. 8. David, mentioned below. 9. Francis, 
lx>rn December 10, 1761, lent money to the 
town of Haverhill to aid the revolution. 

(II) Williarii Smiley, son of John Smiley 
(i), was born in Haverhill, August 19, 1747. 
He was a soldier in the revolution in Captain 
Moses McFarland's company. Colonel John 
Nixon's regiment, in 1775: also in Captain 
John Ford's company at the battle of Ticon- 
deroga in 1776, also in Captain Nathaniel 
Lindsey's company in Rhode Island, 1776-77. 
In later years he was a pensioner and after- 
wards his widow received a pension for liis 
revolutionary service., as a certificate in the 
probate records at Salem shows. He was a 
taxpaver in Haverhill, a saddler bv trade. He 




was deacon of the Haverhill church. He died 
November 25, 1804. He married, about 1772, 
Hannah Nelson, who died, his widow, at Hav- 
erhill, January 3, 1840. Children, born in 
Haverhill except the first three who were born 
in Haverhill: i. Jonathan, February 8, 1773. 
2. John, February 12, 1774. 3. William, 
March 10, 1776. 4. James, March 7, 1778. 5. 
Asa, November 28, 1779, disappeared in 1820 
and never heard from. 6. Francis, December 
8, 1781. 7. David, April 11, 1784, settled in 
Brunswick, Maine. 8. Hezekiah, born May 
17, 1786. 9. Elizabeth (Betsey), October 8, 
1788, never married. 10. Amos, May 19, 1791, 
died 1833 ; widow Nancy, mother Hannah, 
sister Betsey and brother William were lega- 
tees. II. Hannah, November 26, 1793. The 
only children surviving the mother Hannah, as 
shown by the probate of her estate at Salem, 
were William and Betsey, of Haverhill, and 
David, of Brunswick, Maine. 

(H) James Smiley, son of John Smiley 
(i), born in Haverhill, October 21, 1758, died 
April 15. 1824. He settled in his native town 
and married there, April 29. 1781, Sally Mc- 
Farland, who died May 29, 1823. He was a 
soldier in the revolution in Captain Closes Mc- 
Farland's company. Colonel John Nixon's 
regiment, in 1775 ; also in Captain Sawyer's 
company in 1775: in Captain Oilman's com- 
pany. Colonel Nixon's regiment in 1776. Chil- 
dren, born in Haverhill: i. Francis, born Oc- 
toober 25, 1781. 2. Mary, May 10, 1784. 3. 
Nathan, January 29, 1787. 4. James, June 
30, 1789. 5. !Mary, April 27, 1793. 6. Louisa, 
May I, 1807. 

(H) Dr. David Smiley, son of John Smiley 
( I ), was born in Haverhill, April 10, 1760, 
and was educated in the common schools. In 
early life he was bound out to a shoemaker, 
but at th^ age of seventeen enlisted in the 
revolutionary army and was for three months 
at Winter Hill during the siege of Boston ; he 
enlisted afterward and took part in the battle 
of Stillwater, serving at West Point and in 
New Jersey campaigns. He was finally placed 
in command of a small guard at Fishkill. 

(HI) William Smiley, son of William 
Smiley (2), was born in Dracut, Massachu- 
setts, March 10, 1776. He was a leading citi- 
zen of Haverhill where he lived from infancy ; 
was representative from Haverhill in the gen- 
eral court in 1807 and 1808. He married, Oc- 
tober 6, 1805, Polly Kimball. .A.mong their 
children was William, mentioned below ; 
Amos, James, Hezekiah. 

(IV) William Smiley, son of William 

Smiley (3), was born about 1808. He was a 
very prominent man in Haverhill, a manufac- 
turer and dealer in shoe findings in Haverhill 
to the time of his death in 1870. In his later 
years he was a Republican in politics. He 
was a member of various societies and organi- 
zations and popular among his townsmen, 
possessing their esteem and confidence to an 
unusual degree. In religion he was a Baptist. 
He married, first, Fannie Eaton, daughter of 
Ward and Rebecca (Eaton) Eaton, of Keene, 
New Hampshire. They had two children: 
Cieorge, died aged two years. Harriet, who 
died in 1901 : she was the wife of T. P. Abell. 
of Haverhill, and mother of two children: 
Aristine H., who resides with Miss Julia F. 
Smiley; Townsend P., died at age of twelve 
years. Mrs. Smiley died, and Mr. Smiley 
married, second, Sarah Eaton, sister of his 
first wife, and their children, born in Haver- 
hill, were: i. William H., born 1834, died in 
1898; married, first, Hattie Thompson; sec- 
ond. Mrs. Sultana (Allen) Lord, a widow: 
children of first wife : i. Eva M., born June. 
1870; ii. Helen, born 1876. married H. H. 
(lilman, of Haverhill. 2. Julia F., born 1836, 
resides at the homestead in Haverhill, Mass- 
achusetts, much honored and beloved by all 
who know her. 3. John, born 1839, died in 
1890, unmarried. 

Michael llopkinson, ini- 
HOPKINSON migrant ancestor, was 

born in I£ngland al)OUt 
1610. The llopkinson family is of ancient 
English origin. He came to this country in 
the employ. })robably as an apprentice, of 
Jacob Eliot. He was admitted to the first 
church at Boston, January 6, 1638-39, and 
was dismissed to Rowley church, November 
24, 1639. He was admitted a freeman May 

13, 1640. In 1643 ^^^ ^^^^ ^" ^^^^ ^"^^ ^ ^1^^^ 
house-lot on IVadford street, Rowley. His 
wife An», who came to this countrv with him. 
was born in 161 5- 16, according to her deposi- 
tion March 30, 1675-76, giving her age as 
sixty years. She married, second, August 2, 
1650, John Trumble, and later Richard Swan. 
Her will dated July 4, 1678, proved Septem- 
ber 24, 1678, bequeathed to sons Caleb, John 
and Jonathan Hopkinson, and daughters Abi- 
gail Bailey, Mary Kilbourn and son John 
Trumble. Michael Hopkinson was buried 
February 28, 1648, and his inventory filed 
.September 29, 1657. Children: i. Jonathan, 
born January 12, buried January 20, 1641-42. 
2. Jonathan, born April 9, 1643, married Hes- 

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ter Clarke. 3. Jeremiah, born March 26, 
1645, buried February 22, 1665. 4. John, 
bom January 7, 1646, married Elizabeth Pear- 
son. 5. Caleb, mentioned below. 

(II) Caleb Hopkinson, son of Michael 
Hopkinson (i), was born February 19, 1648, 
at Rowley, Massachusetts. He settled in 
Bradford where he married, November 25, 
1679, Sarah Wallingford, daughter of Nich- 
olas and Sarah (Travers) Wallingford, of 
Newbury and Bradford. She died February 

9, 1682. He married, second, June 12, 1701, 
Sarah Spofford, daughter of John Spofford. 
She died October 24, 1732, aged eighty years, 
and was buried in what is now the Groveland, 
Massachusetts, cemetery. Caleb died April 
17, 1 721, and was buried in Bradford. Their 
only child, Caleb, mentioned below. 

(JII) Caleb Hopkinson, son of Caleb Hop- 
kinson (2), was born January 7, 1681-82, 
baptized February 19 following. His death 
was caused November 9, 1730, by the over- 
turning of a cart upon him. He was a farmer 
at Bradford, Massachusetts. He married, De- 
cember 19, 1705, Martha Spofford. She mar- 
ried, second, Ebenezer Kimball, and she died 
May 22. 1735, in her forty-ninth year. Chil- 
dren, born at Bradford: i. John, September 

10, 1706. 2. David, November 26, 1708. 3. 
Sarah, October 22, 17 10. 4. Nathaniel, Janu- 
ary 4, 1712-13. 5. Martha, October 5, 1714. 
6. Ebenezer, August 11, 1716. 7. Samuel, 
July 14, 17 18, mentioned below. 8. Ebenezer, 
January 13, 1720-21. 9. Caleb, February 11, 

1723- ^ 

( I\') Ensign Samuel Hopkinson, son of 

Caleb Hopkinson Jr. (3), born at Bradford. 
July 14, 1 71 8, died February i, 1785, aged 
sixty-seven, according to his gravestone. He 
married, May 28, 1741, Betty Palmer, who 
died, his widow, of old age, January 17, 181 5, 
aged ninety years. He was ensign in the 
Bradford company and probably was in active 
service in the French and Indian warsi Chil- 
dren, born in Bradford: i. Betty, January 
21, 1741-42. 2. Judah, December 29, 1743. 
3. Hannah, December 4, 1745. 4. Abigail, 
February 3, 1747. 5. Samuel, February 20, 
1749, died November 2, 1771. 6. Ebenezer, 
May 26, 1752, mentioned below. 7. Paul, 
October 15, 1754, died December 23, 1771. 8. 
Alles. July 13, 1757. 9. Rachel. April 3, 1760. 
10. Aaron, 1762, baptized March 28. 11. 
Silas, May 22, 1767. 12. Sarah, November 

5, 1769- 

(\'') Ebenezer Hopkinson, son of Samuel 
Hopkinson (4), born in Bradford, May 26, 

1752, died there May 22, 1810. He was a 
soldier in the revolution in Captain John Sav- 
ory's company (second) of minute-men. Col- 
onel Samuel Johnson's regiment, on the Lex- 
ington alarm. He married, first, Mary Pills- 
bury, who died May 25, 1788, aged forty-one. 
He married, second, September 17, 1789. 
Mary Smith. Children, born at Bradford: 
I. Samuel, April 2, 1776. 2. Abigail, (twin 
of Samuel), died October, 1778, in her third 
year. 3. Polly, died October 19, 1778, in her 
first year. 4. Ebenezer, born October 29, 
1781. 5. Paul, mentioned below. 

(VI) Paul Hopkinson, son of Ebenezer 
Hopkinson (5), born in Bradford, July 19, 
1784, died there January 29, i860. He mar- 
ried, at Bradford, November 14, 1806, Sally 
Morse, born in Groveland, July 17 1785, 
died October 14, 1876. Children, born in 
Bradford: i. Rebecca, July 22, 1807, died 
December 31, 1861 ; married John S. M. Col- 
by, of Groveland, Massachusetts. 2. Edwin, 
September 13, 1808, died February 10, 1895; 
married Sarah Morse, of Groveland. 3. 
Sally, September 24, 1810, died January 23, 
1899: married Jonathan Balch, of Groveland. 
4. Thomas Morse, December 30, 181 1, died 
December, 1896; married Abigail Carleton, of 
Groveland. 5. Priscilla Kimball, June 23, 
1813, died March 27, 1851 ; married William 
N. Kimball, of West Bradford. 6. Sophia, 
August 20, 181 5, married Gilman G. Parker, 
of Groveland. 7. Louisa Runnels, May 30, 
181 7, married William N. Kimball, who died, 
and she married, second. Rev. James T. Mc- 
Collum. of Med ford: she died January 14, 
1898. 8. Ann O., December 13, 1818, died 
1901 : married Leonard Dresser, of George- 
town. 9. Mary Pillsbury, April 3, 1820, died 
unmarried February 24, i9oi5. 10. Leverett, 
October 17, 1822, died September 25, 1891, 
unmarried. 11. Paul, December 2, 1824, mar- 
ried Adeline Hopkinson, of Groveland. 12. 
Charlotte Morse, September 5, 1826, married 
Albion M. Merrill: second, Moses Foster, of 
Groveland. 13. Samuel Warren, mentioned 

(VII) Samuel Warren Hopkinson, son of 
Paul Hopkinson (6), was born in^ast Brad- 
ford, October i, 1828. He lived in that vil- 
lage, now the town of Groveland, until he was 
seventeen years old, and was educated in the 
public schools there. He went to Baltimore, 
Maryland, and worked for two years, then 
returned to Bradford and built at 14 Church 
street, his present residence in which he has 
lived since 1857. He was engaged in the 



manufacture of shoes until 1892 when he re- 
tired, and was one of the best known manu- 
facturers of the city of Haverhill. He is 
chairman of the board of trustees of the Dan- 
vers Insane Hospital, an office he has filled 
with credit for the past thirty years. He is 
president of the City Five Cents Savings Bank 
of Haverhill and a member of its investment 
board. He is a member of the Haverhill board 
of water commissioners, and chairman of the 
board of trustees of the Elmwood cemetery 
of Bradford. In politics he is a Republican, 
and has been selectman of Bradford, overseer 
of the poor and assessor for a number of 
years. He was formerly president of the 
Mechanics' and Farmers' Institute and also 
of the Musical Institute of Haverhill. He 
and his family are members of the Congrega- 
tional church of Bradford, and Mr. Hopkin- 
son was choir master there for thirty years. 
He is a member of the Pentucket Club of 
Haverhill; of Merrimac Lodge of Free 
Masons; of the Pentucket Chapter; of the 
Haverhill Commandery, Knights Templar, 
and is at present the oldest Mason living in 
his section and probably the oldest of his 
lodge. Early in the civil war Mr. Hopkinson 
was selectman of Bradford and active in pro- 
moting enlistment and giving aid and comfort 
to the soldiers at the front; in 1862 he was 
appointed quartermaster at Camp Lander, 
Hamilton, Massachusetts. Later he was 
appointed assistant provost marshal, and was 
commissioner of the board of enrollment of 
the sixth Massachusetts district. He was 
appointed assistant assessor of internal rev- 
enue for the Haverhill district, and later was 
special agent of the treasury department at 
Washington with his headquarters in Haver- 
hill, whence he went as ordered by headquar- 
ters. Mr. Hopkinson has achieved distinc- 
tion in business and public life, and has been 
prominent in church and society. Gifted with 
exceptional ability, he has been industrious, 
enterprising and prudent in his aflfairs. He 
has shown the same care and interest in ad- 
ministering public and private trusts that he 
has given to his own aflfairs. His personal 
qualities have attracted friends and com- 
manded their esteem and confidence. No man 
in Bradford or Haverhill has a higher stand- 
ing than Mr. Hopkinson, perhaps none have 
more friends. 

He married, September 10. 1851, Mary 
Elizabeth Lawrence, born May 20, 1833, 
daughter of Isaac and Laura (Willard) Law- 
rence, and granddaughter of A. T. Willard, 

of Ashby, Massachusetts, a pioneer in clock 
manufacturing in this country, one of the 
famous Willard clock makers. Mr. and Mrs. 
Hopkinson have had four children: i. Law- 
rence Morse, born 1852, died in infancy. 2. 
Louisa Kimball, born November 9, 1853, died 
June 13, 1902, unmarried. 3. Annie Laura, 
born January 26, 1859, married Harry Knox 
and had one daughter, Alice S. Knox, born 
February 13, 1894. 4. Mary Frank, born No- 
vember 4, 1864, died April 14, 1888; married 
Frank C. Case, of St. Louis, Missouri ; chil- 
dren : i. Mary Frank Case, born February 
28, 1888; ii. Louise H. Case (twin), February 
28, 1888; now deceased. 

Anthony Colby, the immigrant 
COLBY ancestor, was born in England, 

of an ancient English family. 
He probably came with Governor Winthrop. 
As early as 1630 he was in Boston, was pro- 
prietor in 1633 "^ Cambridge, and in 1635 
owned two houses there. He was admitted 
a freeman May 14, 1634. He sold out his 
property in Cambridge and removed to Salis- 
bury, Massachusetts, where he received land 
in the first division in 1640 and again in 1643. 
He was one of the first commoners of the 
town of Amesbury, in 1654 and 1658, and his 
widow received grants in 1662 and 1664 upon 
his rights. He sold his house and two acres 
of land in Salisbury in 1647 to William Sar- 
gent, seaman, and removed west of the 
Powow river, between Salisburv and Ames- 
bury. He had a grant of land for his son 
John in 1660, and a town lot west of the pond. 
He married Susanna Haddon (?) or Sargent, 
daughter of William Sargent. He died Feb- 
ruary II, 1660. The inventory of his estate 
was dated 1662-63. His widow Susanna 
married second, William Whitridge, in 1663 ; 
was again a widow in 1669, and died July 8, 
1689. Her estate was administered by her 
son Samuel (Essex Files 38, 89). Children: 

1. John, baptized September 8, 1633, at Cam- 
bridge ; married Frances Hoyt, of Amesbury. 

2. Sarah, baptized March 6, 1634-35 ; married 
Orlando Bagley. 3. Child died young. 4. 
Samuel, born 1639, deposed in 1692 that his 
age was about fifty-three years. 5. Isaac, 
born July 6, 1640; mentioned below. 6. Re- 
becca, born March 11, 1643; married, Septem- 
ber 9, 1661, John Williams. 7. Mary, born 
September 19, 1647; married, September 23, 
1668, William Sargent. 8. Thomas, born 
March 8, 1650-51, at Amesbury; married. 



September i6, 1674, Hannah Rowell. 9. 
Amos, bom in 1654. 

(H) Isaac Colby, son of Anthony Colby 
(i), was born in Salisbury, July 6, 1640. He 
was a planter in Amesbury in 1663 ; had a 
seat in the meeting house in 1667. He re- 
sided also at Haverhill and Rowley, Massa- 
chusetts. He married Martha Parratt, sister 
of Ezekiel Jewett. She died July 13, 1700. 
Children: i. Anthony, born January 24, 
1669-70. resided at East Haverhill. 2. Eliz- 
abeth, born October 30, 167 1, at Haverhill; 
married, April 11, 1692, Henry Dow. 3. 
Martha, born February 7, 1672-73, died 
young. 4. Sarah, born January 28, 1674-75, 
at Haverhill: married Samuel Silver, dis- 
missed from Rowley to Amesbury church in 
1714, living in 1725. 5. Rebecca, born be- 
fore 1684: married, January 6, 1706-07, Jere- 
miah Fowler. 6. Dorothy, bom June 15, 
1677; married, January 20, 1703-04, Samuel 
Hadley. 7. Isaac Jr., born July 15, 1680; 
married September 23, 1706, Mary Fowler. 8. 
Abraham, born October 7, 1683, in Rowley; 
married, 171 3, Sarah Buckman. 

(Ill) Anthony Colby, son of Isaac Colby 
(2), born in Amesbury or East Haverhill, 
January 24, 1669-70; married, October 23, 
1701, Mary, daughter of Samuel Currier, 
granddaughter of Richard Currier, the immi- 
grant. He married second, December 4, 1721, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas West, of 
Bradford. Massachusetts. His first wife 
Mary died April 8, 1719; his second, Eliza- 
beth, June 25, 1738. Children, born in Hav- 
erhill: I. Anthony, born November i, 1704; 
resided in Haverhill, Massachusetts, or New- 
town, New Hampshire. 2. Elijah, born Sep- 
tember 14, 1707. 3. Richard, born January 
18, 1709-10; married Hannah, daughter of 
Ephraim Davis, resided at Haverhill, Massa- 
chusetts, and Henniker, New Hampshire; 
second. Tabitha Ela. 4. Isaac, mentioned be- 

fIV) Isaac Colby, son of Anthony Colby 
(3), born in Plaverhill, May 23, 1712: mar- 
ried April 25, 1734, Sarah Davis; second, 
April 17, 1757, Hannah (Heath) Colby, 
widow of Timothy Colby (4). His first wife 
f'ied June 3. 1755, at Haverhill. He settled 
in the cast parish of Haverhill. He renewed 
his covenant with the Second Amesbury 
Church about 1733-35, and was called Jr. to 
distinguish him Itom an older man of the 
same name. His wife Sarah renewed her 
church covenant there 1744-45. Colby died 
before 1785. Children, born at East Haver- 

hill: I. William, born February 13, 1734-35; 
died young. 2. Anthony, bom February 13, 
1734-35 (twin), died young. 3. Elizabeth, 
born June 3, 1736; married, February 19, 
1765, Thomas Harvey. 4. Sarah, born March 
5, 1738-39; married, November 20, 1760, John 
Cheney. 5. William Davis, born March 19, 
1742; mentioned below. 6. Anthony, born 
June 25, 1744; baptized July 15, 1744; mar- 
ried, July 10, 1769, Abigail Chase. 7. Isaac, 
born June 30, 1746; married, September 27, 
1768, Phebe Hunt. 8. Benjamin, born July 
14, 1750: married, October 19, 1773, Elizabeth 
Hawkins: second Sarah (Eastman) Carter; 
removed to Sanbornton. 9. Mary, born Octo- 
ber 30, 1753, (twin). 10. Martha (twin), 
born October 30, 1753. ii. Abigail, born 
May 14, 1755 : died unmarried, 1831 ; removed 
to Sanbornton. 

(V) William Davis Colby, son of Isaac 
Colby (4), was born in East Haverhill, March 
19, 1742, and was baptized March 21, 1742. 
He settled in Hopkinton and New London, 
New Hampshire. He married Elizabeth 
Straw, born December 22, 1753, daughter of 
Captain Jonathan Straw, who died January 6, 
1 79 1, aged sixty-seven years. William Davis 
Colbv was a farmer. Children: i. William, 
born April 11, 1771, 2. Polly, born Decem- 
ber 10, 1772. 3. Benjamin, born September 
24. 1776. 4. Jonathan, born February 5, 
1778. 5. Isaac, bom May 22, 1780. 6. Tim- 
othy, born July 11. 1782. 7. James, born 
April 18, 1784; mentioned below. 8. Betsey, 
born August 12, 1786. 9. Sally, born Octo- 
ber 10, 1789. 

(VI) James Colby, son of William Davis 
Colby (5), was born in Hopkinton or New 
London, New Hampshire, April 18, 1784. He 
was a farmer of New London. He married 
Catherine Floyd, born March 17, 1785. Chil- 
dren, born in New London: i. Charles, born 
June 24, 181 T. 2. Adeline, born March 24, 
1813. 3. Lucy, born April 18, 1815. 4. Eliza, 
(twin), born February 15, 1817. 5. Mary 
(twin), born February 15, 1817. 6. Hannah, 
born September 3, 1819. 7. George, born July 
I, 1821. 8. Mary E., born March 25, 1825. 
9. John Quincy .\(lams, born September 12, 
1827; mentioned b* low. 

(VII) Tohn Quincy Adams Colby, son of 
James Colby (6), was born in N^w London, 
New Hampshire, September 12, 1827. He 
married Sarah Jane, daughter of Stephen and 
Clemantine (Kimball) Colby, of Haverhill. 
They resided in Lake Village, New Hamp- 
shire. He received his early education in the 



district schools of his native town and at New 
Lx)ndon Academy, and at an early age began 
teaching in the public schools. The same 
years he was bookkeeper for an industr>' at 
Lake X'illage, and at length embarked in bus- 
iness for himself as a manufacturer of bed- 
steads, with his factory in Lake Village. He 
removed to Haverhill, but after living in that 
city two years he returned to Lake \'illage, 
where he resided until his death in 1858. He 
was a member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church. Children: i. Carrie E. 2. John A., 
mentioned below. 

(VHI) John A. Colby, son of John Q. A. 
Colby, was born in Lake \'illage. New Hamp- 
shire, in 1858. He was educated in the public 
schools of Haverhill, and graduated from the 
high school in 1879, immediately beginning his 
business career as treasurer's clerk in the 
office of the Haverhill & Groveland Street 
Railway Company, of which he became treas- 
urer in 1884, and general manager as well as 
treasurer in 1890, serving in these positions 
until the road was merged with others in the 
lx)well, Lawrence & Haverhill Street Railway 
Company. He left the railway business then, 
and became manager of the Duncan Estate, a 
large undivided property, in which business he 
is engaged at the present time. 

He is a musician of no mean order, has a 
well-cultivated baritone voice, and was a 
member of the First Universalist Church 
Quartette for fourteen years. He is a staunch 
Republican, but has never been especially 
active in politics except in the mayoralty con- 
test of 1906, and his able conduct of that cam- 
paign will long be remembered in Haverhill, 
because of the illustrated newspaper articles 
showing what he considered the financial mis- 
management in connection with the building 
of the new high school. He is a member of 
the Pentucket Club, and greatly interested in 
the Haverhill Historical Society, being on the 
house committee, and a leading spirit in its 
w(jrk ; the building for which was donated by 
one of the Duncan family. He is a trustee of 
the Haverhill Savings Bank, and interested in 
all the local public charities. 

Ancestors of the Browns 
BROWX mentioned in this narrative 

settled in the district of Car- 
lisle, Massachusetts, many years prior to its 
incorporation as a town (1805), and a list of 
polls dated May 28, 1754, contains the names 
of eight legal voters named Brown. Included 
in this list is Thomas Brown Sr., who was 

perhaps the first of the name to settle there, 
but no further information concerning him is 
given in the "History of Carlisle." It is quite 
probable, however, that the Browns of Car- 
lisle were descendants of Peter Brown, the 
"^Mav-flower" Pilgrim. 

Asa Nicholas Brown was bom in Carlisle. 
Januar)' 20, 181 1. He was a produce dealer, 
and in 1850 was residing in Charlestown, 
Massachusetts, later going to La>%Tence, and 
still later to Chautauqua, Xew York, where | 
he engaged in the same business. He died in 
Lawrence. June 25, 1898. He married Har- 
riet Pearson, daughter of Ira and Abigail 
(Bancroft) Pearson, of Reading. In common 
with the majority of that name in America he 
was a descendant of John Pearson, who came 
from the county of Essex, England, and set- 
tling at Rowley, Massachusetts, in 1643, erect- 
ed a mill for dressing cloth. In the "History 
of Rowley" he is designated "a Puritan of the 
Puritans," and his thirteen children were all 
given scriptural names. Asa Nicholas and 
Harriet (Pearson) Brown reared two chil- 
dren: Emma, died in infancv: and Earl 

Earl Nicholas Brown was born in Charles- 
town. October 20, 1850. He began his edu- 
cation in the Lawrence public schools, and 
completed it at a commercial college in Bos- 
ton. He assisted his father in the produce 
business at Chautauqua until 1870, when he 
was admitted to partnership, and he was asso- 
ciated with the elder Brown until 1877, when 
he returned to Lawrence. In 1881 he estab- 
lished himself in the second-hand furniture 
business and conducted it successfully for 
more than twenty-five years, or until March, 
1907, when he retired. In politics he acts 
with the Republican party. In his religious 
belief he is a Congregationalist. He is a 
member of the Improved Order of Red Men 
and the Pilgrim Fathers. 

March 29, 1870, Mr. Brown was married, 
in Lawrence, to Lucy Cora Greer, who was 
born in Danville, P. Q., October 29, 1850. 
daughter of John and Mary Greer. The chil- 
dren of this union are: Harriet Earl, born 
November 29, 1870, and Edson Walter, born 
November 22, 1885. Mrs. Lucy C. Brow^n 
died August 24. 1895. 

The first recorded informa- 
SPALDING tion concfTning the Spald- 

ings of New England is 
contained in the following items returned 
from the town of Braintree to the recorder in 



Boston, and published in the "New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register," vol. 3, 
page 247: ''Benjamin the sonne of Edward 
SpaJden. his wife, was born 7, (2), 1643, 
Grace the daughter of Edward Spalden his 
Hife was buryed (3) 1641. Margaret the 
wife of Edward Spalden dyed 1640." This 
Edward Spalding ( i ) , ( spelled in the records 
Spalden), arrived from England about the 
year 1633, and first settled in Braintree, where 
he became a freeman in 1640. The latter fact 
is conclusive proof that he was a church mem- 
ber in good standing. By his wife Margaret 
he had: John, born about 1633; Edward, 
bom about 1635 ; and Grace, previously men- 
tioned. His second wife, Rachel, referred to 
in his will, bore him four children : Benja- 
min, mentioned in records above; Joseph, 
bom October 25, 1646; Dinah, born March 
14, 1649, and Andrew, the date of whose birth 
is recorded in the succeeding paragraph. Ed- 
ward Spalding Sr., the immigrant, removed 
to Chelmsford immediately after the settle- 
ment of that town, going there in 1653 ^^^ 
receiving a grant of twenty-five acres in the 
division of lands. At the first town meeting, 
November 23, 1654, he was chosen a select- 
man, and also served in that capacity in 1656, 
1660 and 1 66 1. In 1643 he was surveyor of 
highways, and in 1666 was chosen with three 
others to survey the "Newfield" (afterward 
North Chelmsford). His will was dated Feb- 
ruary 13, 1667, and he died February 26, 

(H) Andrew Spalding, youngest child of 
Edward and Rachel Spalding, was born No- 
vember 19, 1652. In his father's will he was 
given the homestead, which he occupied, and 
for many years he was a deacon of the church, 
holding that office at the time of his death, 
May 5. 1713. He was married, April 30, 1674, 
to Hannah Jefes, daughter of Henry Jefes, 
of Billerica, Massachusetts, and her death 
occrrred January 21, 1730. Their children 
w<rp: Hannah, died March 10, 1677; 
Andrew, born March 25, 1678; Henry, who 
will be again referred to: John, born August 
20. 1682; Rachel, born September 26, 1685, 
married Samuel Butterfield, December 7, 
1703: William, born August 3, 1688; Joanna, 
l)orn October 8, 1689-90, married Josiah Flet- 
cher; Benoni, born February 6, 1791 ; Mary, 
born December 5, 1695, ^^^^ J"^y ^8, 1698. 

(Ill) Henry Spalding, third child of An- 
<^rew and Hannah (Jefes) Spalding, born in 
Chelmsford, November 2. 1680, died there 
April 4, 1720. He was married, probably in 

1703, to Elizabeth Lund, also spelled Lun and 
Lunn. She was born September 29, 1684, 
daughter of Thomas Lund, one of the original 
settlers in Dunstable (now Nashua), New 
Hampshire. Her father was an old soldier, 
and her brother Thomas was killed by In- 
dians, September 5, 1724. Elizabeth, who 
survived her husband, was the mother of five 
children: Henry, see next paragraph: 
Thomas, born July 30, 1707; William, born 
March 17, 171 1; Leonard, born December i, 
1713; Eleazer, born May 29, 1717. The latter 
probably died young. 

(IV) Henry (2) Spalding, eldest son of 
Henry and Elizabeth (Lund) Spalding, was 
born in Chelmsford, November 22, 1704. In 
1724 he was a member of Captain Robert 
Richardson's snow-shoe company, and evi- 
dently became prominent in local military 
affairs, as he was known as Colonel Henry 
Spalding. He was a lifelong resident of 
Chelmsford and his death occurred at the age 
of eighty-eight years, April 29, 1792. He was 
first married February i, 1725, to Lucy Proc- 
tor, of Chelmsford, a descendant of Robert 
Proctor, one of the original settlers in that 
town, and she died June i, 1742. His second 
wife, whom he married April 27 of the fol- 
lowing year, was Marah Adams, who in the 
legal documents executed during the settle- 
ment of her husband's estate signed her name 
Mary. Henry Spalding was the father of ten 
children. Those of his first union were: 
Samuel, mentioned in the succeeding para- 
graph ; Lucy, born February i, 1728; Sarah, 
born June 10, 1734, married Henry Fletcher, 
of Chelmsford; Henry, born February 11, 
1736: Abel, born February and died March, 
1740. The children of Henry Spalding's sec- 
ond marriage were: Zebulon, born March 2, 
1744; Daniel, born June 21, 1746; Mary, bom 
February 10, 1749, married Philip Parkhurst, 
of Chelmsford, March 14, 1771 ; Thomas, 
born November 24, 1750; Thankful, the date 
of whose birth does not appear in the record 
at hand. Of the children who grew to matur- 
ity, all resided in Chelmsford except Samuel 
and Daniel, who settled in Merrimack, New 

(V') Samuel Spalding, eldest child of 
Henry and Lucy (Proctor) Spalding, was 
born in Chelmsford, January 31, 1726-27. 
When a young man he acquired possession of 
a large tract of wild land in Merrimack, New 
Hampshire, of which town he was one of the 
first settlers; erecting a house and clearing 
quite a large tract prior to going there per- 



manently, and his original farm, situated 
northwest of Hetacook Pond, is or was re- 
cently owned by Reed family. His landed 
estate embraced a large area which was 
divided into farms and distributed among his 
sons. He was large of stature, possessed un- 
usual strength, and a powerful voice which 
could be heard distinctly for a distance of two 
miles. Early in the revolutionary war he en- 
tered the Continental army as a lieutenant, 
serving under General Washington at the bat- 
tle of White Plains, New York, October 28, 
1776, and he was honorably discharged in 
December of that year. He died in Merri- 
mack, September u, 1797. On May 3, 1753, 
he married Sarah Woods, born March 8, 
1730, in Chelmsford, daughter of Samuel and 
Mary (Parker) Woods of that town. She 
survived her husband, and died of spotted 
fever at the age of eighty-five years, April 
10, 1815. Their children were: Samuel, born 
August 22, 1754; serveil as a private in the 
revolutionary war during the years 1779, '80 
and *8i ; Abijah, born June 18, 1756; Sarah, 
born October 14, 1758, died February 8, 
1774; Henry, born November 3, 1760; Oliver, 
born February 6, 1763; Isaac, see next para- 
graph; Silas, born June 11, 1767; Asa, born 
April 5, 1769. 

(VI) Captain Isaac Spalding, fifth son and 
sixth child of Samuel and Sarah (Woods) 
Spalding, was born in Merrimack, August 20, 
1765. With a view of providing him with 
the advantage of a liberal education, his father 
placed him in the care of Rev. Mr. Fiske, of 
Wilton, New Hampshire, who was to prepare 
him for college, but owing to change in the 
elder Spalding's circumstances this intention 
had to be abandoned, and it was deemed ad- 
visable that Isaac should learn a trade. He 
was accordingly apprenticed to a Mr, Farley, 
a tanner of Hollis, New Hampshire, and after 
serving his time he engaged in business with 
Jeremiah Prichard, in New Ipswich, New 
Hampshire. About the year 1800 he removed 
to Wilton, same state, where he followed his 
trade in connection with farming, and he 
resided there for the rest of his life, which 
terminated June 2, 1830. He was conscien- 
tious in business affairs, possessed sound 
judgment, was a reliable friend and a highly 
estimable neighbor. April 9, 1795, he mar- 
ried for his first wife Mary Ritter, who died 
April 27, 1808, and on November 9, 1809, he 
married for his second wife Mary Flynn Col- 
burn, of Milford, New Hampshire. Captain 
Isaac Spalding was the father of nine chil- 

dren, eight of whom were of his first union: 
I. Isaac, born February i, 1796. 2. Moses, 
of whom more later. 3. Charles, born No- 
vember 4, 1798. 4. Henry, born October 8, 
1800. 5. Mary, born June 24, 1801 ; married, 
April 8, 1828, Prescott Kimball, of North 
Chelmsford; died in Milford, New Hamp- 
shire, August 20, 1848. 6. A son, died in in- 
fancy. 7. Emma, born July 12, 1803; became 
wife of David Whiting, October 5, 1830. 8. 
Lyman, bom December 6, 1806; died single, 
October 5, 1854. 9. Orpha, born July 5, 1816; 
married, February 24, 1839, John Mack, of 
Lowell, Massachusetts, who died October 24, 
1840, and on September 5, 1844, she became 
the wife of Sewell G. Mack, a brother of her 
first husband. 

(VII) Moses Spalding, second child of 
Captain Isaac and Mary (Ritter) Spalding, 
was born in New Ipswich, March 10, 1797. 
He was married. May 29, 1823, to Anna Hunt 
Kimball, daughter of John Kimball, of 
Wilton, and he resided upon a farm in 
that town. Moses Spalding died Novem- 
ber, 1879, and his wife died in 1864. They 
reared four children : Edward Henry, born 
March 12, 1825; Isaac Kimball, born July 21, 
1826; William Ritter, a more extended 
account of whom follows; John Augustine, 
born May 29, 1837. 

(VIII) William Ritter Spalding, third son 
of Moses and Anna H. (Kimball) Spalding, 
was born in Wilton, April 8, 1828. His edu- 
cational opportunities were limited to the 
primitive district school system of that day, 
but his natural intelligence enabled him to 
acquire knowledge through other channels, 
and he developed rapidly into an unusually 
able business man. As a youth he left home, 
and going to Nashua, New Hampshire, enter- 
ed a clothing store as a clerk. In 1846, when 
but eighteen years old, he located in Law- 
rence, where he shortly afterward established 
himself as a clothing merchant at 163 Essex 
street, and for many years he carried on a 
large and profitable business, accumulating 
a substantial fortune. He made numerous 
advantageous investments, was especially in- 
terested in enterprises of a public or semi- 
public character, and his citizenship was of a 
type eminently worthy of the highest com- 
mendation. His death, which occurred De- 
cember 29, 1891, was sincerely regretted by 
his fellow-citizens, and he is held in aflPection- 
ate remembrance by his family, his surviving 
personal friends and business associates. In 
politics he was a Republican. He attended the 



.Unitarian church. The following extract 
from an obituary notice published in a local 
newspaper, gives a brief account of his con- 
nection with the business, political, financial 
and other interests of the city. 

"Wilham R. Spalding, one of the leading 
business men of this city, joined the great 
majority this morning at his residence, 36 East 
Haverhill street. The cause of his death was 
polypus of the ear, from which he has been 
a sufferer for the past six years, and to relieve 
which he had been operated on three times. 
He was confined to his home six weeks pre- 
vious to dissolution. His age was sixty-three 
years. Mr. Spalding has been in business in 
Lawrence for more than forty years, and con- 
sequently was the oldest merchant in the city. 
He obtained the charter for the Merrimack 
Valley horse railroad, and was largely instru- 
mental in securing its completion. He was for 
several years one of the directots of the Con- 
cord railroad, was at one time director of the 
Lowell and Lawrence railroad, and was ap- 
pointed by Governor Rice inspector of the 
Tewksbury almshouse. He served in the city 
government of 1863 as councilman, and in 
1862 as alderman from ward two. He was a 
member of the first city government. At his 
death he w^as treasurer of the Lawrence Sav- 
ings Bank* and president of the Pemberton 
National Bank. Mr. Spalding did not belong 
to any of the secret orders. He was a mem- 
ber of the Veteran Firemen's Association, 
having served as captain of the old Niagara 
Engine Company, No. 2, in 1856, from which 
he obtained his familiar title of Captain. His 
death makes the third among the veteran fire- 
men within the last few days, closely following 
the demise of Carleton Payson and Nathan 

On August I, 1850, Mr. Spalding married 
Mary Abby Ham, who was born in Rochester, 
New Hampshire, August 4, 183 1, daughter of 
Israel and Abigail E. (Waldron) Ham. Israel 
Ham, who was a native of Rochester, died 
there in 1837. Abigail, his wife, whose birth 
took place in Dover, New Hampshire, was of 
an old and highly estimable colonial family of 
that locality, representatives of which figure 
quite prominently in local history. Mrs. 
Spalding became the mother of six children, 
all of whom were born in Lawrence: i. Wil- 
liam Walter, born December 29, 1853; was 
cashier of the Lawrence Savings Bank; now 
resides .in Boston. 2. Anna Elizabeth, born 
October 8. 1856; is wife of Eugene F. Mc- 
Questen, M. D., a prominent physician of 

Nashua; he died July 19, 1906. 3. Abby Kim- 
ball, born September 14, 1858: became wife of 
Elmer W. Eaton, June 11, 1885; died Decem- 
ber 14, 1888. 4. Mary Ritter, born May 13, 
1 86 1. 5. Charles Edward, born March 8, 
1863 ; was a member of the firm of Spalding 
& Elms, Boston, dealers in tailors' trimmings. 
6. Josephine Mabel, born August 31, 1872. 
The Misses Josephine M. and Mary R. are 
residing with their mother, in Lawrence. 

The Buxtons are of English 
BUXTON origin and the founders in 

this country of the branch 
mentioned below were Quakers. Two broth- 
ers of this name, one of whom was James (i ), 
came to America about the middle of the 
eighteenth century and settled in Smithfield, 
Rhode Island. 

(II) Jonathan Buxton, son of James, was 
born in Smithfield, in 1765, and was reared to 
the occupation of a farmer. In 1798 he went 
to Londonderry, Vermont, as a pioneer, ac- 
companied by his family, and they were seven 
days in reaching their destination. Jonathan 
proceeded to establish a home in the wilder- 
ness. He acquired possession of two hundred 
acres of land which he cleared and improved 
into a good farm, and in due time the primi- 
tive log cabin which sheltered the family dur- 
ing the earlier years of their residence in Lon- 
donderry gave place to a frame dwelling. Jon- 
athan Buxton died in Slatersville, Rhode 
Island, a centenarian, in 1866. He married 
Salome Easton, probably a descendant of 
Thomas and Ann Easton, who came from the 
county of Hertford, England, in 1665 or '68, 
settling in Providence. Thomas Easton died 
in 1 691. In an ancient land title his property 
is described as situated "by the highway that 
goeth to Pawtucket." Thomas and Ann Eas- 
ton were the parents of three children: I. 
Joanna, married Thomas Martin ; 2. Thomas, 
married Priscilla Harding. 3. Henry, mar- 
ried first, Elizabeth Martin ; second, Sarah 
Harding. Jonathan and Salome (Easton) 
Buxton's children were: i. Nathan. 2. Ben- 
jamin. 3. Jason. 4. John. 5. Daniel. 6. 
Selah. 7. Cyrus. 8. Lucy. 9. Hannah. 10. 

(III) Berfjamin Buxton, second child of 
Jonathan, was born in Smithfield, Rhode 
Island, September 28, 1797. He was taken to 
Londonderry by his parents during his infancy, 
and when old enough to assist his father he 
participated in the laborious toil which falls to 
the lot of a farmer in a newly settled commu- 



nity. As he grew older he rendered valuable 
aid in clearing more land for tillage and graz- 
ing purposes, and the whole of his active life 
was devoted to the improvement and cultiva- 
tion of the homestead property. Their home- 
stead was destroyed by fire, which they never 
rebuilt, but resided in another house on the 
property. Benjamin Buxtcm died January 19, 
1875. He married Mary Brainard Temple, 
born December 30. 1806, died February 21, 
1859, daughter of Jabez (5), born March i, 
1763, died September 28, 1850, and Hepzibah 
(Emerson) Temple of Londonderry. Through 
Jonathan (4), Richard (3), and Robert (2), 
she was a descendant of Abraham (i) Tem- 
ple, an immigrant from England, who was in 
Salem, Massachusetts, as early as 1636. He 
was first assessed in Salem on five acres of 
land in 1638, and afterward received a sim- 
ilar amount. He probably followed some 
mechanical occupation, but records of him are 
meagre. His name appears in the Salem town 
records for the last time in 1639, and as there 
is no evidence that he went elsewhere, it is 
thought that his death occurred shortly after 
that date. He was perhaps twice married, but 
neither the Christian or the surname of his 
wife or wives can be ascertained with cer- 
tainty. His children were: Richard, Tobias 
and Robert. Robert Temple was born about 
1639, and bought and sold real estate in Salem 
in 1660, in which year he was fined for wear- 
ing silver lace^ as he was adjudged not to 
possess sufficient property to warrant such ex- 
travagance. He is supposed to have moved 
shortly afterward from Salem to Saco, Maine, 
where he was killed by the Indians in 1675, 
and his wife and family returned to Massa- 
chusetts. His children were: Richard, Rob- 
ert, Thomas and Phebe. Thomas went to 
England and settled in London. Richard 
Temple, eldest son of Robert, was bom in 
Saco in 1667-8, and going to Reading, Mass- 
achusetts, as a youth, entered the service of 
Deacon Thomas Bancroft. His death 
occurred there November 28, 1737, and his 
gravestone is still standing in the ancient cem- 
tery at South Reading. He was baptized No- 
vember 8, 1687, i^i Reading. He married De- 
borah Parker, born in Reading, August 15, 
1674, daughter of Thomas Parker, and she 
died May 8, 1751. Their children were: 
Josiah, Thomas (died young), Jonathan, 
Phebe, John, Elizabeth, Jabez, Ruth, Thomas 
and Ebenezer. Jonathan Temple, third child 
of Richard, was born in South Reading and 
resided there his entire life. He was admitted 

to what is now the First Church of Wakefield 
in 1727, was chosen deacon in 1746, and pre- 
sented the church with a silver cup. He died 
May 20, 1789. He was married August 2, 
1734, to Sarah Borden, of Wilmington, and 
she died October 26,1801. His children were : 
Sarah, Mary, Jonathan. Jabez and Daniel. 
Jabez Temple, fourth child of Jonathan, was 
born in South Reading, March i, 1763. He 
went to Francestown, New Hampshire, thence 
to Londonderry, Vermont, where he died Sep- 
tember 28, 1850. His wife, who was before 
marriage Hepzibah Emerson, bore him eight 
children : Susanna, Rebecca, Hepsibah, Anna, 
Persis, Samuel, Jabez and Mary Brainard. 
Mary Brainard Temple became the wife of 
Benjamin Buxton as previously stated, and 
her death occurred February 21, 1859. She 
was the mother of eleven children: George, 
born March 17, 1832 (died April 4, 1857) ; 
Henry, born March 5, 1833; William Frank, 
see next paragraph; Mark R., born August 9, 
1836: Myron, born December 7, 1837; Har- 
riet, born September 25, 1839; Susan, born 
February 17, 1841 : Aurilla, born August 27, 
1842; Parker, born January 30, 1845; R^' 
becca, born August 2"], 1847, ^'^^ February 
21, 1853; ^"^ Mary E., born July 22, 1849, 
(died February 9, 1850). 

(IV) William Frank Buxton, third child 
of Benjamin and Mary B. (Temple) Buxton, 
was b^rn in Londonderry, December ii, 1834. 
From the district school he entered the West 
River Academy, and after concluding his at- 
tendance there he taught school for some 
time during the winter season, his summers 
being devoted to farming. In 1854 he went 
to Nashua, New Hampshire, where for three 
years he worked in the cloth room of a cotton 
mill, and he was for a similar length of time 
employed in a flour and grain store. In i860 
he formed a connection with the advertising 
department of the Ayer (medical) Company 
of Lowell, and for several months was en- 
gaged in distributing calendars, visiting Wil- 
mington, Delaware, Baltimore, Maryland ; 
Washington and Georgetown, D. C. : Alexan- 
dria, Virginia: Philadelphia; New Brunswick 
and Trenton, New Jersey ; New London, Con- 
necticut; and Worcester, Massachusetts. In 
May, 1861, he enlisted at Lowell in the Sec- 
ond Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer In- 
fantry for service in the civil war, and served 
with credit for more than a year, participating 
in several notable engagements. At the battle 
of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862, two 
musket balls passed through his leg, shatter- 



ing the bone, and after lying upon the field 
helpless and unattended for three nights and 
two days he was carried to a tobacco barn in 
Culpeper, whence he was removed two days 
later to Alexandria, having as yet received no 
medical attendance. His comrades regarded 
his case as hopeless and when the wounded 
were being taken to a point still farther re- 
moved from the seat of war he was not in- 
cluded among those tD be sent, but he pleaded 
so earnestly and effectively as to be trans- 
ported with the rest to David's Island, where 
on August 25, some two weeks after being 
wounded, he received his first surgical treat- 
ment. \\ hen partially recovered he asked for 
a furlough, which was refused, but when his 
condition became more thoroughly understood 
by the authorities he was honorably discharged 
December 22, 1862, having been confined in 
the hospital nearly four months. Returning to 
his home in Londonderry he spent some fifteen 
months in regaining his strength, and having 
purchased his father's farm was able in the 
spring of 1864 to attend to some of the lighter 
duties. In 1867 he removed to Lawrence, 
where he engaged in the grocery business on 
a modest scale, but selling out shortly after- 
ward he purchased land on Broadway, upon 
which he erected a building suitable for his 
needs, reserving the first floor for a place of 
business and fitting up the upper portion as a 
residence. Here he continued in business for 
eighteen years. In 1885 he applied for a posi- 
tion in the Boston custom house, was accepted, 
and remained in the government service until 
1903^ serving as night inspector for thirteen 
years and weigher some five years. His re- 
tirement was made necessary by serious physi- 
cal disability resulting from the severe injury 
he received in the army. Two operations, the 
first in 1902 and a second in the following 
year, failed to produce the beneficial results 
anticipated, and in 1904 the limb was ampu- 
tated. Politically Mr. Buxton is a Republican. 
In his religious belief he is a Universalist. He 
is a comrade of Post No. 146, Grand Army 
of the Republic. 

In March, 1863, he married Irene F. Smith 
Carr, born in Ripley, Maine, March 22. 1843, 
daughter of James Carr of that town. She 
died April 18, 1882, and December 16, 1889, 
at Lawrence, he married for his second wife 
Mrs. Ann Maria Arnold, a widow, born in 
Chesterfield, New Hampshire, November 12, 
1833. daughter of David and Lattie (Howe) 
Arnold, a prosperous farmer, and she (Mrs. 
Buxton) married for her first husband Frank 

Willson. Mr. Buxton's first wife bore him 
four children: i. Cora May, born May 30, 
1865, died July 30, 1866. 2. Alice E., born 
January 27, 1868, died February 10, 1871. 3. 
Martin W., born September 2, 1870, died Feb- 
ruary 13, 187 1. 4. William Martin, born June 
17, 1872. The latter married Laura Franklin 
and has two children : Irene V. and Alice E. 
He is a druggist in Westboro, Massachusetts. 

The Dow family of England dates 
DOW back to the very beginning of the 
use of surnames. John Dow (i), 
the English ancestor to whom the American 
family traces its ancestry, died at Tylner, 
county Norfolk, England, in July, 1561, and 
was buried July 7, 1561. His will mentions 
two brothers, William and Thomas Dow, and 
children: i. Thomas Jr., mentioned below. 
2. John. 3. Edith. 

(II) Thomas Dow, son of John Dow 
(i), was born in Tylner, England; was after- 
ward in Runham, also of Norfolk county. He 

married Margaret . Children: i. Henry, 

mentioned below. 2. Christopher, had nine 
children. 3. Daughter, married Stephen Far- 
rar. 4. Daughter, married March. 

(III) Henry Dow, son of Thomas Dow 
(2), was born in Norfolk county, England, 
and resided at Runham of that county. He 

married Elizabeth . Children: i. 

Thomas. 2. Henry, mentioned below. 3. 
Edward. 4. Mary. 5. Francis. 6. William. 

(IV) Henry Dow, immigrant ancestor of 
the Amercian family, the son of Henry Dow 
(3), was born about 1608, in county Norfolk. 
His brother Francis settled in Salisbury, 
Massachusetts, and was a proprietor there in 
1640, but returned to England and was of 
Salisbury, England, in 1664; his son Peter 
sold the father's rights at Salisbury, Massa- 
chusetts^ in 1674. Another brother, Thomas, 
settled in Newbury, Massachusetts, as early 
as 1642, when he was admitted a freeman; 
bought land and house there in 1648 and re- 
moved later to Haverhill; died May 31, 1654, 
leaving a will mentioning wife and children. 
Henry Dow married first, February 11, 
1630-1, Joan, widow of Francis Nudd, of 
Ormsby, England. She had a son by her first 
marriage, Thomas Nudd, who came with the 
Dow family to Hampton, New Hampshire, 
and is the ancestor of the Nudd family of 
Hampton, the only family of this name in 
New England. The Dows lived at Ormsby 
until they decided to emigrate. Henry Dow 
received permission to leave the country April 



II, 1637, giving his age as twenty-nine, his 
wife's as thirty, and having with him also four 
children and one servant, Anne Manning, aged 
seventeen. He settled later in the year at 
Watertown, Massachusetts, and was admitted 
a freeman there May 2, 1638. He removed 
to Hampton, New Hampshire, in 1644, and 
bought of John Sanders a house and lot where 
later John J. Leavitt's store was located. His 
homestead was owned and occupied by de- 
scendants until 1854. He was representative 
to the general court in 1655 and 1656, and 
selectman in 1651 ; on an important committee 
of three to examine grants of lands and high- 
ways appointed in 1658. He died April 21, 
1659, at Hampton. His will, dated April 16, 
and proved October 4, 1659, bequeathed to 
wife Margaret, sons Henry, Joseph, Daniel, 
Thomas, Jeremie; daughters Mary and Han- 
nah. His first wife died at Watertown and 
was buried there June 20, 1640. He married 
second, 1641, Margaret Cole, of Dedham, 
Massachusetts. She married second, Richard 
Kimball, of Ipswich. (See Kimball family). 
Children: i. Thomas, baotized at Ormsby, 
England, December 27, 163 1 ; buried at 
Watertown, July 10, 1641. 2. Henry, bap- 
tized about 1634, in Ormsby; married first, 
June 17, 1659, Hannah Page; second, Novem- 
ber 10, 1704, Mary Green. 3. Child, died 
young. 4. Joseph, born March •zo, 1638-9, in 
Watertown; married December 17, 1662, 
Mary Sanborn. 5. Daniel, born September 
22, 1641, in Watertown, married, November 
13, 1673, Elizabeth Lambrey; resided at Hav- 
erhill, and died March 7, 1718. 6. Mary, 
bom September 14, 1643; ^*^^ unmarried in 
1 73 1. 7. Hannah, married, 1670, Jonas Gre- 
gory, of Ipswich. 8. Thomas, born April 28, 
1653; mentioned below. 9. Jeremiah, born 
September 6, 1657; died September, 1723. 

(V) Thomas Dow, son of Henry Dow (4), 
was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, April 

28, 1653, and died there July 2, 1728; married 
Sarah Wade, daughter of James. She died 
February 7, 1 680-1, and he married second, 

before 1685, Susannah . His will was 

dated November 15, 1725, and was proved 
July TTj, 1728; his wife Susannah died August 

29, 1724. Children, bom at Hampton: i. 
Daniel, died April 5, 1725. 2. John, born 
April 24, 1685; his wife Mary died September, 
1724. 3. Ebenezer, born May 26, 1692; set- 
tled permanently in Voluntown, Connecticut. 
4. Thomas, born November 29, 1694; was in 
Voluntown, Connecticut, in 171 5, but did not 
remain. 5. Ephraim, mentioned below. 6. 

Jeremiah, born December 12, 1699; died De- 
cember 20, 1 73 1. 7. Benjamin, bom July 30, 
1706; died before 1720. 8. Hannah, born Oc- 
tober 3, 1697. The last few are perhaps not in 
order of birth. 

(VI) Ephraim Dow, son of Thomas Dow 
(5), was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, 
January 26, 1701. He removed to Ipswich, 
Massachusetts, thence to Voluntown, Connec- 
ticut, and finally to Coventry, Connecticut. He 
married, November 8, 1726, Elizabeth Clark, of 
Rowley, daughter of Humphrey and Eliza- 
beth Clark. She died March 26, 1790, aged 
eighty-six. His estate was administered 
March 12, 1 750-1. Children, baptized at Ips- 
wich, Massachusetts: i. Lucy, baptized No- 
vember 5, 1727; married, April 21, 1748, 
Joshua Coggeshall, Jr., and resided at Coven- 
try, Connecticut. 2. Juliana, baptized August 
31, 1729. 3. Ephraim, baptized May 28, 1732; 
married first, August 15, 1752, Hepzibah 
Hawkins, who died April, 1775; second, 
August 24, 1775, Mary (Badger) Ladd or 
(Ladd) Badger, a widow. Dow died at Co- 
ventry, May 21, 1796. 4. Levi, married Phebe 
Taylor. 5. Lemuel, born June 3, 1737; men- 
tioned below. 6. Pelatiah, resided at Coven- 
try. 7. Humphrey B., born July 3, 1742; 
resided at Coventry; married, October 8, 1767, 
Tabitha , resided at Coventry. 8. Cal- 
vin, born January 10, 1746-7; never married. 

(VII) Lemuel Dow, son of Ephraim Dow 
(6), was born at Ipswich, June 3, 1737. He 
removed when a child with the family to Co- 
ventry, Connecticut. When a young man he 
settled in Hanover, New Hampshire, and is 
the ancestor of all of the name in that town. 
He died there January 23, 181 8. He was 
elected to the unique office of key-keeper of 
Hanover in 1776-1777 and 78. He married 
first, April 2T, 1758, Ann Millington, and sec- 
ond, November 17, 1795, Rebecca Everett, 
Children: i. Salmon, born 1762; mentioned 
below. 2. Moses, was state senator in 1784. 

3. Lemuel, in Major Francis Smith's company, 
Colonel Jonathan Chase's regiment, in 1777. 

4. Rebecca (?), signed protests, etc., and left 
the church July, 1808. 5. Triphena. 6. Lon- 
don, appears on the census of 1790 as head 
of a family. 

(VIII) Salmon Dow, son of Lemuel Dow 
(7), was born in 1762, and brought up in 
Hanover, New Hampshire. He was a soldier 
in the revolution, enlisting from Hanover, 
July 3, 1780, aged eighteen, in Captain Sam- 
uel Paine's company. Major Benjamin Whit- 
comb's regiment, and served in the Coos 



country in 1780; was in the same company in 
1781 detailed for the defence of the western 
frontiers. According to the census of 1790 
be was married and living in Hanover and had 
one daughter. He was a farmer all his active 
life. He was a member of the Congregational 
diurch. He married Benton. Chil- 
dren: I. Salmon, Jr.; mentioned below. 2. 
Agrippa. married Polly Storrs, of Hanover, 
XeH' Hampshire ; had nine children, and lived 
to be nearly one hundred years old. 3. 
Wealthy. 4. Luna. 5. Ethelinda. 

(IX) Salmon Dow, son of Salmon Dow 
(8), was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, 
about 1801. He was brought up on his father's 
farm and educated in the public schools of his 
native town. He learned the trade of shoe- 
maker and followed it for some years, finally 
embraking in the business of retail shoe dealer 
in Hanover. He resided for a time in New- 
bury. Vermont, and in 1853 was steward of 
a Methodist Seminary in that tpwn. He be- 
came a well-known man of business in Han- 
over and was highly respected and honored 
by his townsmen. He married Elizabeth 
Bush, daughter of Fairbanks Bush. Mr. Dow 
and his wife were both members of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal church. Children: i. Albert 
H., born 1826, died 1902; married Cleora 
Tenney, of Hartford, Vermont; no children. 
2. Eveline E., bom 1828, married Charles 
Thomas, of Bath, New Hampshire; children: 
Charles A. Thomas, Edward Thomas and 
Frank, who died in infancy; Eveline married 
second, John O. Haskell, of Concord, Massa- 
chusetts. 3. Salmon A., mentioned below. 

(X) Salmon Azro Dow, son of Salmon Dow 
(9), was born in Hanover, New Hampshire 
October 2, 1838. He received his early edu- 
cation in the public schools of Hanover and 
of Newbury, Vermont, and in the seminary 
at the latter town of which his father was an 
officer at one time. He came to Haverhill, 
Massachusetts, in 1861, to teach and to study 
music, for which he had a special gift. For 
several years he was engaged in teaching the 
piano to pupils in Haverhill and vicinity, be- 
came a leader in his profession and was the 
first teacher employed as vocal instructor in 
the public schools. In 1887 he established his 
present business in Haverhill, and he has built 
up a flourishing trade in pianos, musical mer- 
chandise and art goods. In his art department 
Mr. Dow makes a specialty of fine picture 
framing. His store is at 124-126 Merrimack 
street, Haverhill. He is a member of Merri- 
mack Lodge of Free Masons, Haverhill; of 

Grace Methodist Episcopal church of which 
he has been organist for the past thirty-five 
years, and of the Haverhill Board of Trade. 
In politics he is a Republican, and has served 
on the school committee. He married, in 1863, 
Mary A. Piper, who was born in Quincy, 
Illinois. Children: i. William C, born at 
Haverhill in 1865, educated there in the public 
schools, and associated in business with his 
father ; was chosen captain of Company F, 
Eighth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer 
Militia, and served in Cuba during the Span- 
ish war, as captain of Company K, Forty- 
third Regiment, United States Volunteers, 
in the Philippines ; returned home and died in 
1901 ; married Nellie Glazier; no issue. 2. 
Alice E., born 1870, married Dr. I. E. Chase, 
of Haverhill. 3. Howard B., born in 1879, 
educated in the Haverhill schools, associated 
with his father in business; is unmarried, 4. 
Franklin, died in infancy. 

It can hardly be said that all of 
CURTIS the Curtis families now so well 

scattered throughout the New 
England states are descendants of a common 
immigrant ancestor, or that they all sprang 
from the same English family of that name 
on the other side of the Atlantic. The immi- 
grant ancestor of the branch of the family 
treated in this place, was one of four brothers 
who came to America sometime between 1632 
and 1640, and its appears that these brothers 
did not settle themselves together in the same 
plantation. One of them, William Curtis, is 
mentioned as having come over in the ship 
"Lion" in 1632, and it may be presumed that 
his brothers came with him or very soon after- 
ward; and it is equally probable that each of 
them looked about for a favorable location be- 
fore making permanent settlement. These 
brothers were Richard, Thomas, John and 
William Curtis, but it seems that as John left 
no children his name is not so frequently men- 
tioned by the several chroniclers of the family 
history. He had a house, however, in that 
part of the town of Scituate which for many 
generations was known as Curtis' hill, and his 
buildings there were burned by the Indians 
during King Philip's war. In the early gener- 
ations of the family life in New England the 
name Curtis, as now universally known, was 
variously spelled in town and parish records, 
and appears as Curtis, Courtis, Curtes, Cur- 
ties, Curtice, Courtiss, Curtise and Curtize. 
This awkward spelling has sometimes led to 



confusion and occasional errors, but generally 
the several families are easily connected. 

( T ) Richard Curtis, founder of the Marble- 
head branch of the family, appears to have 
been a man of considerable importance. He 
did not remain long in Marblehead, although 
some of his descendants continued to live 
there, and the particular family here to be 
treated came of progenitors who dwelt there 
through many generations. However, each of 
the immigrant brothers are entitled to some 
notice in these annals. Richard Curtis had 
lands in Marblehead in 1648, and in the same 
year bought lands in Scituate and built his 
house not far from the harbor. He married 
Anna, daughter of John Hollet (the name 
correctly written is Hallett, but appears fre- 
quently in the records as Hollet). Her father, 
John Hallett, planter, was one of the Coni- 
hassett partners in 1646, and his house was 
built near the harbor. He was an extensive 
land owner, and Hallett's island, near **the 
stepping stones," was named in allusion to 
him. He was in Scituate, or had lands assign- 
ed to his right there, in 1668, although he was 
in Yarmouth in 1650 and had a son born there 
in that year. The children of Richard and 
Anna (Hallett) Curtis: Anna, born 1649; 
Elizabeth, born 165 1 : John, born December i, 
1653; Mary, born 1655; Martha, born 1657; 
Thomas, born March 18, 1659 ; Deborah, born 
1661 ; and Sarah, born 1663. Richard Curtis 
died in Scituate in 1693. His will, dated 
1692, gives "to oldest son John two-thirds of 
my real estate, he providing for my wife 
Lydia" (the Hallett family record says that 
Anna Hallett married Richard Curtis, 
although the Curtis records mention her name 
as I.ydia) during her life. The remaining 
third share in his lands was devised to his 
son Thomas, and some provision also was 
made for his daughters, whom he mentions 
as Hannah Curtis, Elizabeth Brooks, Mary 
liadcockc and Martha Clarke. John Curtis, 
elder son of Richard and Lydia (or Anna) 
(Hallett) Curtis, married, 1678, Miriam, 
daughter of William Brooks, and had chil- 
dren: Marcy, born 1678-79; Hannah, born 
1681 ; and William, lx)rn September 15, 1683. 
William Curtis, the only son of John Curtis and 
Miriam Brooks, married Rachel Stodder, born 
in 1698, and was a daughter of Deacon Sam- 
uel Stodder, who went from Hingham to 
Scituate in 1690, and settled on the west side 
of Brushy hill. The children of William Cur- 
tis and Rachel Stodder were John, born 1708; 
Samuel, born 171 1; Rachel, born 1712; \Vil- 

liam, born 1714; Rachel (2d), bom 1717; 
Samuel (2d), born 17 19, and Elizabeth, born 
1722. The last son, Samuel, married, in 1745, 
Rachel Briggs, and had a son Samuel, married, 
1777, Ruth Nash. 

Thomas Curtis, one of the four immigrant 
brothers, was in Scituate in 1649. Before 
that he lived in Georgiana, and is called of 
York in the Scituate records. Two of his 
children were born and baptized in the second 
parish in Scituate, Elizabeth in 1649 and Sam — 
uel in 1659, and besides these he also had st, 
son Benjamin. Samuel, 1659, married Eliza. — 

bcth and had children : Elizabetlm ^ 

born 1694; Samuel, born 1695; Benjamin, 
born 1699; and Abigail, born 1703. Benja. — 
min Curtis, son of Samuel and Elizabeth, mar — 
ried, 1723, Rebecca House, and had Samuel , 
born 1734; Job, 1736; Benjamin, 1737; Re- 
becca, 1738; James, 1739; Elijah, 1740; Mary", 
1742, and Charles, 1744. 

William Curtis, brother of Richard and 
Thomas Curtis, and with them • comprising 
three of the four immigrant brothers, bor< 
arms in Scituate in 1643. He married and 
his farm was on the North river, but th^ 
name of his wife does not appear. His chil — 
dren were Joseph, born 1664; Benjamin, 1666 Z 
W'illiam, 1668; John, 1670; Miriam, 1673 ^ 
Mehitabel, 1675; Stephen, 1677; Sarah, 1679 Z 
and Samuel. 1681. Of these children Joseph^ 

married Rebecca and had children, bu't 

there was no son Samuel among them. Ben- 
jamin Curtis, brother of the Joseph last men- 
tioned, married Mary Sylvester and had at 
large family of eleven children, but there was 
none of the name Samuel. John Curtis, broth- 
er of the last Benjamin and Joseph, married 
Experience Palmer, settled in Hanover, and 
had sons John and Bezaleel. Samuel Curtis, 
youngest son of William the immigrant and 
brother of Joseph, Benjamin and John just 
mentioned, lived on the paternal farm, and 
in 1707 married Anna Barstow. Their chil- 
dren were Samuel, born 1708: Anna, 171 1: 
Martha, 1713: Miriam, 1715; Deborah, 1717: 
Simeon, 1720; Amos, 1722; and Mehitabel, 
1726. , 

Samuel Curtis, born in Marblehead, March 
16, 1739-40, married, January 17, 1760. 
Deborah Tucker, and by her had several chil- 
dren, among them a son Samuel, born Sep- 
tember 29, 1765, married Dorcas Low, of 
Cape Ann and Gloucester. He was progenitor 
of the Gloucester Curtises. His wife Dorcas 
was daughter of William Low and Dorcas 
Ellery. William Low was son of John Low 



and Mary Allen. They married, January 20, 
1786. Their son John, brother of William, 
was one of the foremost men of his time in 
Massachusetts, an officer of the revolution, 
with the rank of colonel, a delegate to the 
first state convention, held at Watertown in 
1776, and also a delegate to the convention for 
ratifying the federal constitution, and several 
times representative of Gloucester to the gen- 
eral court. William Low, son of William Low 
and Dorcas Ellery, is said to have been an 
officer on board a letter of marque ship from 
Newburyport during the war of the revolu- 
tion, and to have been made prisoner by a 
British ship and carried to New York, where 
he was confined in a prison ship for a whole 
year. After his escape or release he walked 
barefoot and hatless to his home on Cape Ann. 
John Low, who married Mary Allen was the 
third son of Thomas Low and Sarah 
, Symonds, and grandson of deacon Thomas 
Low, of Chebacco parish (Essex). Deacon 
Low was a son of Thomas Low, of Ipswich, 
' 1643, 2ind the latter is supposed to have been 
a son or near relative of Captain John Lowe, 
master of the ship "Ambrose," which was one 
of John Winthrop's fleet "in the time of the 
great immigration of 1630." 

Samuel Curtis and Dorcas Low had nine 
children: Dorcas, married first. Isaac Har- 
vey; second, William Low, and had by her 
first husband. Dorcas, John, Isaac, Lucy, 
Sarah and Edward Harvey; Judith, married 
EHas Day, July 14, 1828, seven children (see 
Day family) : Samuel, who died young; Wil- 
ham, John, Fales, Benjamin, Samuel and 

Samuel Curtis, eighth child of Samuel and 
Dorcas Low Curtis, was born in Gloucester, 
181 2, and always lived on Cape Ann. For 
many years during the earlier part of his bus- 
iness life he followed the sea and made a num- 
ber of foreign voyages. Later on he became 
owner and master of a trading vessel, but after 
a time he gave up seafaring life and took to 
a farm, at Riverdale, in Gloucester, near where 
the anchor works are built up. There he 
passed the remainder of his days, engaged in 
successful pursuits, and having taken some 
active part in town affairs. For several years 
he was overseer of the poor, and also served 
as superintendent of the almshouse and sup- 
erintendent of streets in Gloucester. He mar- 
ried twice. His first wife, Hannah Allen, was 
mother of all his children. His second wife 
was Mrs. Hannah Bray. Samuel and Hannah 
(Allen) Curtis had seven children: i. Han- 

nah, who married Alonzo Harvey; both now 
dead. 2. Samuel, married Eliza Gorham 
Babson; lives at Riverdale in Gloucester (see 
post). 3. Elizabeth, married Alonzo Harvey, 
his second wife. 4. Henry, died in infancy. 
5. Henry, married Isadore V. Sherman; lives 
in Gloucester; five children. 6. Howard A., 
married first, Abbie Pulcifer; second, Marilla 
Stone; three children by first and two by sec- 
ond wife; lives in Gloucester. 7. L. Rich- 
mond, married May Callaghan ; ten children. 

Samuel Curtis, second child and eldest son 
of Samuel Curtis and his first wife, Hannah 
Allen, was born in Gloucester, July 27, 1837, 
and always has lived in that town and subse- 
quent city. When a young man he learned the 
trade of mason, and after working a short 
time as a journeyman he became a master 
mason and contractor and engaged in con- 
tract work for about twenty years. In 1878 
he purchased a part of the old Low farm at 
Riverdale, where hk has since lived, and where 
during the last twelve or more years he has 
carried on market gardening and floriculture. 
His home is in one of the most attractive local- 
ities on Cape Ann, in the vicinity where his 
ancestors dwelt a century and more ago; and 
there in a large and comfortable house he en- 
joys the fruits of a life of industry and hon- 
est eflPort. In politics Mr. Curtis is a Repub- 
lican, and was alderman in Ward 6, Glouces- 
ter, 1887-88. The family attend the Congre- 
gational church. 

November 25, i860, Samuel Curtis married 
Eliza Gorham Babson, born August 22, 1838, 
daughter of John Low Babson and Mary 
Hodgkins, granddaughter of Nathaniel Bab- 
son and Eliza Gorham Low, and a descendant 
of some of the most prominent okl families 
of Cape Ann. (See Gorham and Low fam- 
ilies). Children: i. Walter, born January 
15, 1862, died aged five days. 2. Lizzie S., 
born January 2^, 1863 : a school teacher for 
the last twenty or more years, in Gloucester. 
3. Emma, born May 13, 1864; lives at home 
with her parents. 4. Ernest Samuel, born No- 
vember 10, 1867; market gardener and florist 
in company with his father ; married, Septem- 
ber 2^, 1896, Alice Hodgkins; one child, 
Ernest Sumner Curtis. 5. Louise, born No- 
vember 28, 1873; rnarried, June 3, 1903, 
Clarence K. Bates : children : Emma and Mil- 
dred Bates. 6. Henry, born November 4, 
1875, died March 16, 1876. 7. Alfred, born 
August 28, 1878; married, April 27, 1904, 
Maud McKenna: children: Robert and Hester 

11— -II 



Captain John Gorham was the 

GORHAM ancestor of the numerous 

families of the surname Gor- 
ham in New England. His descent is traced 
from De Gorram de la Tanniere, near Gor- 
ham, in Maine, on the borders of Brittany. 
Several members of the family removed to 
England in the eleventh century, and many of 
the name were men of note, but the immediate 
ancestors of Captain John Gorham appear 
not to have enjoyed the same celebrity. His 
father, Ralph Gorham, and his grandfather, 
James Gorham, lived in Nprthamptonshire at 
Benefield, where John was baptized January 
28, 1620-21. Ralph, born 1575, came with 
his family to New England and was in Ply- 
mouth in 1637. 

Little is known of Ralph Gorham or his 
family. The birth of his son John is recorded, 
and he probably had other children, evidently 
a son Ralph, born in England, for he is called, 
March 4, 1638-39, **the elder,*' showing that 
then there were two persons of that name in 
the Plymouth colony. It is probable that 
Ralph Gorham died about the year 1643, ^ 
widower, and having an only son John, who 
inherited his property. This is inferred from 
the fact that no settlement of his estate ap- 
pears in the records — none was required if he 
had only one heir and he of legal age. During 
the seventeenth century, besides John and his 
descendant, no other person of the name Gor- 
ham is mentioned as a resident of the colony. 

Of the early life of John Gorham little is 
known, but he had a good common school edu- 
cation, was brought up in the Puritan faith, 
and during life was a consistent and exem- 
plary christian. He is believed to have served 
an apprenticeship with a tanner and currier 
of leather, working^ at that business in the 
v^inter and following some other occupation 
in the summer. At an early age he was com- 
pelled to rely on himself, having no family 
associations to sustain him and little means to 
aid him in business pursuits ; but he grew up 
an honest man and his descendants have in- 
herited not only his good name but generally 
this trait of his character. In 1643 he mar- 
ried Desire How land, daughter of John and 
Elizabeth I lowland, who came over in the 
''Mayflower," in 1620, one of the first born in 
Plymouth, a pattern of good works. 

In 1652 Captain John Gorham removed to 
Yarmouth,. Maine, and bought a farm. He 
served in King Philip's war and took part in 
several battles. At Swamp Fort in the Nar- 
ragansett country, December 19, 1675, where 

the power of the Narragansetts was crushed, 
he suflPered seriously from cold and fatigue 
during the expedition, and from the effects 
he never recovered. He was taken with fever 
at Swansea, died there and was buried Febru- 
ary 5, 1675, age fifty- four. 

Lieutenant Colonel John Gorham, born 
August 2, 1652, was brought up and worked 
at the trade of a tanner. In wealth he ranked 
next to his brother James, who was the richest 
man in Barnstable. He was a man of influ- 
ence, and during the latter part of his life was 
almost constantly engaged in the public ser- 
vice. He was with his father in King Philip's 
war. On June 5, 1690, he was appointed cap- 
tain in the unfortunate Canada expedition, 
and subsequently became lieutenant colonel of 

Colonel Shubael Gorham, born 1686, was a 
man of enterprise, and perhaps the greatest 
act of his life, that for which his name will 
ever be remembered, was the active and effi- 
cient part which he took in obtaining the 
grants made by the general court of Massachu- 
setts for the benefit of the officers and soldiers 
who took part in King Philip's war, or for 
their lawful representatives. He spent a large 
sum of money in promoting the settlement of 
Gorhamtown, Maine, but his speculations in 
wild land proved unfortunate. He was colo- 
nel of the Seventh Massachusetts regiment in 
the Louisburg expedition, and also captain of 
the first company. 

Colonel John Gorham, born December 12, 
1709, was distinguished as an officer of the 
colonial forces in the later French and Eng- 
lish wars. He lived in Barnstable until 1742, 
then removed to Falmouth, now Portland, 
and some time was a resident at Gorham. In 
1749 he lived in Boston. He built the first 
mills in the town of Gorham, Maine, and was 
a large land owner, but did not become a per- 
manent resident there. After the close of the 
French wars he visited Europe and was pre- 
sented at the court of St. James. He died of 
smallpox in London about the year 1750, 
while prosecuting his claims for expenses in 
the Louisburg expedition. Colonel Gorham 
married, March 9, 1731-32 (?), Elizabeth 
Allyn, who is said to have been one of the 
most accomplished ladies of her time. Their 
son Solomon died in Gloucester, Massachu- 
setts, December 20, 1795, age forty-seven; 
their daughter Elizabeth married Daniel 
Rogers, of Gloucester (see Rogers family) ; 
their daughter Mary married Eben Parsons, 
also of Gloucester. After the death of Col- 



I Gorham his widow married, second, 1775, 
onel John Stevens, of Gloucester, and died 
:ember 25, 1786, in her seventy-third year, 
iohn Gorham, born 1620, married Desire 
wland; eleven children. 
Lieutenant Colonel John Gorham, second 
tt of John Gorham and Desire Rowland, 
ni 1651, married Mary Otis; nine children. 
Colonel Shubael Gorham, eldest son of 
eutenant Colonel John Gorham and Mary 
tis, bom 1686, married Mary Thatcher ; ten 

Colonel John Czorham, eldest son of Col- 
lel Shubael Gorham and Mary Thatcher, 
)rn 1709, married Elizabeth Allyn; fifteen 

Elizabeth Gorham, daughter of Colonel 
)hn Gorham and Elizabeth Allyn, born 1739, 
arried, November 6, 1759, Daniel Rogers, 
liis first wife) ; six children. 

Rev. John Rogers (i), of 
ROGERS Dedham, England, grandson 

of the martyr Rogers, who 
as burned at the stake February 4, 1555, 
arried Elizabeth Grold, and their second son, 

(II) Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, born about 
i98, came to New England and settled at 
«wich, Massachusetts. He died July 3, 
•55, aged fifty-seven years. His wife was 
argaret Crane. Their son, 

(III) Rev. Dr. John Rogers, at one time 
esident of Harvard College, was born in 
igland, January 11, 1630, and died July 2, 
54. His wife was Elizabeth, only daughter 
Major General Daniel Denison, of Ipswich. 
? died June 13, 1723. Their son, 

IV) Rev. John Rogers was born at Ips- 
h, July 7, 1666, and died December 28, 
4. He married, March 4, 1691, Martha 
ittingham. Their son, 

V) Rev. John Rogers, born in 1692, died 
3, was minister at Kittery, Maine. His 
e was Susanna Whipple, and their first 
d was Rev. John Rogers, minister of the 
rth parish in Gloucester, Massachusetts. 
?ir second son was Captain Timothy 
jers, a merchant of Gloucester, where he 
I June 22, 1776. Their seventh son was 
liel Rogers, also a merchant of Gloucester, 
ti in Kittery, October 25, 1734, died at 
ucester, January 4, 1800, aged sixty-six 

V^I) Daniel Rogers, seventh son of Rev. 
n Rogers and Susanna Whipple, married 
t, November 6, 1759, Elizabeth Gorham, 
n 1739, daughter of Colonel John Gorham 

and Elizabeth Allyn, and had six children; 
married second, March 2, 1770, Rachel Ellery, 
and had fifteen children. Daniel Rogers's 
children: i. Lucy, born August 24, 1760; 
married John Low, Jr. 2. John Gorham, 
born April i, 1762; married Mercia Rogers. 
3. Elizabeth, born July 7, 1764; married 
David Low. 4. Charles, born October 14, 
1765; married Eliza Rogers. 5. Daniel, born 
July 22, 1767. 6. Child, died February 23, 
1769. 7. Rachel, born January 9, 1771 ; died 
in infancy. 8. Rachel, born January 7, 1772. 
9. Esther, born November 9, 1773; married 
John Rowe. 10. Susanna, born February 22, 
1775. II. Mary, born March 23, 1777. 12. 
Daniel, born March 15, 1778; married Phebe 
Homans. 13. Timothy, born June 2, 1779; 
married Clara Griffin. 14. Mary, born Sep- 
tember 3, 1780; married Tom Davis. 15. 
Samuel, born December 28, 1781; married 
Lucy Foster. 16. Shubael Gorham, born 
April 17, 1783; married Mary Davis. 17. Wil- 
liam, born November 16, 1784. 18. George, 
born April 15, 1786. 19. Judith, born No- 
vember, 1788; married J. Rogers, Jr. 20. 
Rachel, born July, 1789. 21. Fanny, born 
1792; married Nat Rogers. 

The American ancestor of this 
LOW branch of the Low family is be- 
lieved to have been Captain John 
Lowe, master of the ship "Ambrose," in the 
"great immigration" of 1630. Thomas Low 
was of Ipswich as early as 1643, and died Sep- 
tember 8, 1677, leaving a son Thomas and a 
grandson Thomas, the latter then not twenty- 
one years old. The son Thomas is believed to 
have been Deacon Thomas Low of Chebacco 
parish (Essex), who died April 12, 171 2, and 
the grandson Thomas is supposed to be iden- 
tical with Thomas Low who settled in 
Gloucester about 1692 and married Sarah 
Symonds. He died February 8, 1698, leaving 
sons Symonds, Thomas and John, and a 
daughter Elizabeth. John Low, the third son 
of Thomas Low and Sarah Svmonds, married, 
January 20, 1726, Mary Allen, and their sec- 
ond child was Colonel John Low, born May 
17, 1728. 

Colonel John Low was one of the most 
prominent men of his time in ]Massachusetts 
historv. His home in Gloucester was on or 
near the ancestral estate and he owned there 
a valuable farm, but the business to which his 
attention was chiefly given was that of trade 
and fishing. The latter he carried on from 
'Squam river, which for several years before 



the revolutionary war was the scene of active 
business in that line. In these pursuits he 
acciuired property, and being a man qualified 
by education, character and talents for public 
service, the town found in him a ready and 
efficient official. 

In 1775 he had advanced to the rank of lieu- 
tenant colonel in the militia and afterward 
became a colonel, a title by which he was 
known to the end of his life. He was a repre- 
sentative to the general court held in Water- 
town, May 21, 1776, a delegate to the conven- 
tion for forming the state constitution and to 
that for ratifying the federal constitution. He 
also served several times as representative to 
the general court of the commonwealth; and 
besides serving the town in these higher offices 
he was fretiuently chosen selectman and for 
many years was a deacon in the Fourth 
cluirch. It was while on the road to his home 
from a meeting of the selectmen that his 
career was suddenly ended by death, Novem- 
ber 3. I7(/). 

C'(»lonel Low's wife, whom he married, 
April 3, 1752. was Sarah, daughter of Rev. 
Joshua (iee, of Hoston. She died about twen- 
ty years before her husband. They had ten 
rhiidren. His eldest son, John Low, born Sep- 
trmber I. 1754. graduated from Harvard Col- 
\v^v in 1774. became a merchant in Gloucester 
and died I'Vbruary 10, 1801. David, the sec- 
ond sun, spent the early years of his life in 
nunilime employments and later engaged in 
iif'.iii'uhnral pursuits. He died March 28, 
lH|o, a^etl eighty-one years. 

julm \aa\\ eldest son of Colonel John Low 
and Sarah (iee, married in 1779 Lucy Rogers, 
dan^littr i»f Daniel Rogers and Elizabeth Gor- 
hani, Their children were Lucy, John, 
(irm^je K., I''li/a (rorham, Charles, Isaac, Ed- 
Nvanl and Solomon, all of whom except Eliza 
(iotliam Low died unmarried. 

I«'.li/a < li»rham Low, the only one of the chil- 
dien of John Low, Jr.. and Lucy Rogerswho 
niai lied antl had children, married, November 
O). I Hoi}. Nathaniel Habson, a descendant of 
one of the pnuninent old families of Glouces- 
tei". Her father William Babson. married 
Aime Ko^jers. and was a son of William Bab- 
son who was lost at sea on a voyage to the 
Grand Banks about 1749. William Babson 
was a son of John Babson and the latter was a 
snn of John Babson who had a grant of one or 
two acres of land in Gloucester in 1695, in the 
j>art of the town then known as Straitsmouth, 
to "set uj) fishing upon." The last John, born 
1660, was a son of James Babson, whose wife 

was Elinor Hill and whose mother was 
Babson, "widow and midwife," who v 
Salem in 1637, but removed early to Gl 
ter and had several grants of land in the 
Nathaniel Babson and Eliza Gorham Lo 
six children, i. Nathaniel Babson, born 
ust 10, 1810; married Emeline D. Rogei 
John Low Babson, born March 31, 1812 
ried Mary Hodgkins. 3. Ann Rogers B: 
born June 14, 1814; married Steph< 
Davis. 4. Charles Babson, born Ma; 
1817; married Caroline S. Shaw. 5. 
tavus Babson, born February 25, 1820; 
ried Susan S. Low. 6. Eliza Gorham 
son, born March 9, 1823 ; married Edws 

John Low Babson,' second child and s 
son of Nathaniel and Eliza Gorham ( 
Babson, born in Gloucester, March 31, 
died January 9, 1898; married, Marc 
1836, Mary Hodgkins; five children: i. 
Low Babson, born December 31, 1836; 
ried Amanda Tucker. 2. Eliza Gorham 
son, born August 22, 1838; married S; 
Curtis. 3. Osman Babson, born Marc 
1842; married Marcia Duley. 4. Ec 
Babson, born September 11, 1844; m; 
Harriett P. Chard. 5. Mary Louisa Bj 
born November 19, 1850; married E. W 

Henry Adams, immigrant < 
ADAMS tor, born in England, came 

Braintree, England, to I 
tree, Massachusetts, which was first kno^ 
Mount Wollaston, or simply the "Mc 
Boston, in 1632 or 1633. He was al 
fortv acres of land at the Mount for il 
persons in family, under date of Februai 
1639-40. President John Adams, who > 
descendant, believed that Henry Adams 
from Devonshire, and erected a monum( 
the immigrant in the old burying grou 
Braintree, now Quincy, with this inscrij 
"In memory of Henry Adams w^ho took 
from the Dragon persecution in Devon 
England, and alighted with eight sons 
Mount Wollaston. One of the sons reti 
to England ; and after taking time to e> 
the country, four removed to Medfield 
two to Chelmsford. One only, Joseph, 
lies here at his left hand, remained h 
an original proprietor of the townshi 
Braintree." The monument commemo 
"the piety, humility, simplicity, pru( 
patience, temperance, frugality, industr\ 
perseverance" of the Adams ancestors. 



President John Quincy Adams, son of Pres- 
ident John, dissented from the conclusion of 
Viis father to the effect that Henry Adams 
was of Devonshire. Savage agrees with the 
younger Adams that the immigrant was of 
Braintree, county Essex, and some of the 
sons from Chelmsford in that county. The 
pedigree of Henry Adams, tracing his ances- 
try to Ap Adam, the father of John or Lord 
Ap Adam, who was called to Parliament by 
Edward I as baron of the realm from 1296 
to 1307, and stating that he came out of the 
marches or borders of Wales into Devon- 
shire, has been discredited by genealogists, 
though proof of error seems as much wanting 
as proof of correctness. H correct, the line- 
age includes kings of England and France, 
and goes back to Charlemagne. 

The name of Henry Adams's wife is un- 
known, though it is generally believed that she 
returned to England with her daughter Ursula 
and died there. Henry Adams died at Brain- 
tree, October 6, 1646, and was buried on the 
eighth. His will was proved June 8, 1647. ^^ 
mentions sons Peter, John, Joseph, Edward, 
Samuel, and daughter Ursula. Children: i. 
Lieutenant Henry, born in England, 1604; 
married, in Braintree, November 17, 1643, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Moses Paine; settled 
in Medfield. 2. Lieutenant Thomas, born in 
England. 1612; married, 1642, Mary Black- 
mer; removed with Samuel and John to Con- 
cord, 1646. 3. Captain Samuel, born 161 7; 
niarried first, Rebecca Graves: second. May 
7. 1668. Esther Sparhawk ; settled in Chelms- 
ford. 4. Deacon Jonathan, born 16 19; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Fussell, daughter of John, set- 
tled in Medfield. 5. Peter, born 1622 ; mar- 
ried Rachel ; settled in Medfield. 6. 

John, bom 1624; settled in Cambridge. 7. 
Joseph, born 1626; mentioned below. 8. En- 
sign Edward, born 1630; married Lydia Rock- 
wood; second Abigail (Craft) Ruggles; third, 
Sarah Taylor. 9. Ursula, mentioned in 
father's will. 

(H) Joseph Adams, son of Henry Adams 
f i), born in Engljand, 1626. died in Braintree, 
Massachusetts, December 6, 1694. He was a 
malster. He was admitted a freeman in 1653 ; 
was selectman 1673. His will was dated July 
18. 1694, proved January 10, 1695. He mar- 
ried, in Braintree. November 26, 1650, Abi- 
gail Baxter, died in Boston, August 27, 1692, 
aged fifty-eight, daughter of Gregory and 
Margaret (Paddy) Baxter, of Boston. Chil- 
dren, bom in Braintree: i. Hannah, born 
November 13, 1652; married, April 10, 1672, 

Deacon Samuel Savil; died September 15, 
1726. 2. Joseph, born October or December 
24, 1654; mentioned below. 3. John, born 
February 13, 1656; died January 27, 1657. 4. 
Abigail, born February 2y^ 1658; married 
John Bass; died October 26, 1696. 5. Captain 
John, born December 20, 1661 ; married first, 
Hannah Webb ; second, October 19, 1694, Han- 
nah Checkley; was sea captain and merchant. 
6. Bethia (twin), born December 20, 1661 ; 
married, May, 1680. John Webb. 7. Mary, born 
September 8, 1663 ; died young. 8. Samuel, 
born September 3, 1665 ; died young. 9. 
Mary, born February 25, 1667-78; married 
Deacon Samuel Bass; died March 9, 1706. 
10. Captain Peter, born February 7, 1669-70; 
married, February 12, 1695, Mary Webb. 11. 
Jonathan, born January 31, 1671. 12. Me- 
hitable, born November 23, 1673; married, 
July 21, 1697, Thomas White Jr.; died Octo- 
ber 2, 1713. 

(HI) Joseph Adams, son of Joseph Adams 
(2), born in Braintree, October or December 
24, 1654, died there February 12, 1736-37. He 
resided in Braintree, and was selectman in 
1673 and 1698-99. Joseph Adams and John 
Bass were credited to Braintree for services 
in the war with the Indians in August, 1676. 
He married first, February 20, 1682, Mary 
Chapin, born August 27, 1662, died June 14, 
1687. He married second, 1688, Hannah Bass, 
born June 22, 1667, died October 24, 1705, 
daughter of John and Ruth (Alden) Bass. 
He married third, Elizabeth Hobart, died Feb- 
ruary 13, 1739, aged seventy-one. daughter of 
Caleb Hobart of Braintree. Children of first 
wife: I. Mary, born February 6. 1683; died 
January 30. 1733-34; married. April, 1714, 
Ephraim Jones Jr.. of Braintree. 2. Abigail, 
born February 17, 1684; died April 28, 1722; 
married, February 5, 1713, Seth Chapin Jr. 
Children of second wife: 3. Rev. Joseph, 
born January 4, 1688; married first, October 
13, 1720, Mrs. Elizabeth Janvrin; second, Jan- 
uary 3, 1760, Elizabeth Brackett; graduate of 
Harvard, 1710. 4. Deacon John, born Febru- 
ary 8, 1691-92; mentioned below. 5. Samuel, 
born January 28, 1694; died July 17, 1751 ; 
married, October 6, 1720, Sarah Paine. 6. 
Josiah, born February 18, 1696; died July 30, 
1802; married, November 25. 1718. Bethia 
Thompson. 7. Hannah, born February 21, 
1698: married. February 4. 1725, Benjamin 
Owen. 8. Ruth, born March 21, 1700; mar- 
ried, November 21, 1731. as second wife. Rev. 
Nathan Webb; resided at Uxbridge. 9. 
Bethia, born June 13, 1702; married, April 



28, 1737, Ebenezer Hunt, as second wife. 10. 
Captain Ebenezer, born December 30, 1704; 
died August 6, 1769; married, 1728-29, Anna 
Boylston. Child of third wife: 11. Caleb, 
born May 26, 1710; died June 4, 1710. 

(IV) Deacon John Adams, son of Joseph 
Adams (3), born in Braintree, February 8, 
1691-92, died May 25, 1761 ; married, October 
31, 1734, Susanna Boylston, born March 5, 
1699, died April 17, 1797, daughter of Peter 
and Ann (White) IBoylston, of Brookline. He 
was a cordwainer and farmer, and resided at 
Braintree. Children, born in Braintree: i. 
President John, born October 19, 1735 ; men- 
tioned below. 2. Captain Peter Boylston, 
born October 16, 1738; married, August 20, 
1768, Mary Crosby; died June 2, 1823. 3. 
Captain Elihu, born May 29, 1741 ; married, 
1765, Thankful White. 

(V) President John Adams, son of Deacon 
John Adams (4), was born in Braintree, now 
Quincy, Massachusetts, October 19, 1735. He 
graduated at Harvard College in 1755, and 
taught school and studied law at Worcester 
for two years. He was admitted to the Suffolk 
bar in 1758, and began practice in Boston, 
residing at Braintree until 1768, when he re- 
moved to Boston. He was employed as coun- 
sel, together with Jeremiah Gridley, the head 
of the Boston bar, and James Otis, the orator, 
to present a petition to the governor and 
council that the courts might proceed with 
business, though no stamps were to be had, 
and he was chosen one of a committee to draft 
instructions to the representatives of the town. 
In 17770 he was chosen a representative in the 
general court, a position which he occupied 
for a number of years, though his practice was 
larger than that of any other lawyer in the 
province. He was conspicuous as an adviser 
and leader of the patriot party. He was one 
of five delegates chosen by Massachusetts to 
the congress of 1774 at Philadelphia; was a 
member of the provincial congress on his re- 
turn, and in 1775 was again chosen a delegate 
to the second continental congress. The war 
had already begun, and Washington was 
chosen commander-in-chief. Adams was a 
leading spirit, and upon him devolved the pres- 
idency and the burden of the board of war, 
which won for him the encomium of "the clear- 
est head and firmest heart of any man in Con- 
gress." He went abroad as commissioner to 
France in February, 1778, and for the next 
ten years much of his time was spent in the 
service of his country, as commissioner to 
France, minister to England and to Holland. 

Through his efforts a loan of two million dol- 
lars was negotiated in Holland, which proved 
of great value. He was vice-president with 
Washington from 1789 to 1797, and president 
from 1797 to 1801. He then returned to his 
large farm and home in Quincy, where he 
passed the remainder of his life, devoted main- 
ly to writing, and died July 4, 1826, a few 
hours after the death of his former associate 
and friend, Thomas Jefferson. His son wrote 
of him: "In figure, John Adams was not 
tall, scarcely exceeding middle height, but of 
stout, well-knit frame, denoting vigor and long 
life, yet as he grew old, inclining more and 
more to corpulence. His head was large and 
round, with a wide forehead and expanded 
eyebrows. His eye was mild and benignant, 
but when excited, expressed the vehemence of 
his spirit." He has been described as a man 
of greater learning and force than any of his 
contemporaries, but of ungovernable temper 
and undue self-esteem. His services to his 
country were of inestimable value. He mar- 
ried, February 24 (October 25?), 1764, Abi- 
gail Smith,, born November 23, 1744, died 
October 28, 1818, daughter of Rev. William 
and Elizabeth (Quincy) Smith, of Wey- 
mouth, Massachusetts. She is described as a 
woman of superior abilities and great good 
sense. Her letters, written to her husband 
during the revolution, are interesting and val- 
uable for the light they throw on the life of 
that period. Children: i. Abigail, born in 
Braintree, July 14, 1765; died August 15, 
1813; married Hon. Henry William Smith, 
private secretary of President Adams, and 
appointed by him surveyor of the port of New 
York. 2. Hon. John Quincy, born July 11, 
1767; mentioned below. 3. Susanna, born in 
Boston, December 28, 1768; died February 4, 
1770. 4. Charles, born in Boston, May 29, 
1770; died November 30, 1800; married, Aug- 
ust 29, 1795, Sarah Smith; graduated at Har- 
vard, 1789: was a lawyer in New York. 5. 
Hon. Thomas Boylston, born in Quincy, Sep- 
tember 15, 1772; died March 12, 1832; mar- 
ried. May 16, 1805, Ann Harrod ; graduated 
at Harvard, 1790 ; was chief justice of supreme 
court of Massachusetts. 

(VI) Hon. John Quincy Adams, LL.D., 
son of President John Adams (5), was born 
in the south house on Franklin street, Quincy, 
July II, 1767. He began his public career in 
early boyhood, going abroad with his father 
when ten years old. He served as private 
secretary to the minister to Russia when he 
was only fi f teen years old. Much of hiseduca- 




vas obtained in European courts and cap- 
He entered Harvard College in 1786 
graduated in 1788; studied law for three 
in the office of Chief Justice Theophilus 
>ns, at Newburyport, and was admitted 
le bar in 1791. He opened an office 
began practice, but in 1794 was 
nted minister to the Hague by Wash- 
n, and in 1796 minister to Portugal. 
he written advice of Washington, his 
r, on becoming president, made him 
ter to Berlin, whither he went soon 
being married in London, in the fall of 
He resided several years in Berlin, per- 
\g his knowledge of the German language, 
iating treaties of commerce with Sweden 
:*russia, and travelling. A volume of his 
s on Silesia, the New England of Europe, 
?n to his friends at home, was published 
xtensively circulated. Returning to Bos- 
e was elected a member of the Massachu- 
senate in 1802, and to the United States 
e in 1803. His ardent support of the 
Lires of President Jefferson led to his de- 
for a second term. President Madison 
nted him ambassador to Russia, and 
serving in that capacity he was joined 
ay and Gallatin on the commission which 
iated the treaty of peace at Ghent, De- 
er 24, 1814. He remained in London as 
ter of the United States, but returned to 
ne secretary of state to President Monroe 
17. He was elected to the Presidency in 
and served one term. Upon his retire- 
he was chosen to represent his district 
•ngress, which he entered in December, 
and where he continued till his death, 
ig his term as president both senate and 
? were against him, and no measures of 
rtance were enacted on that account. The 
work of his life was done after he was 
.d to congress, where he stood as cham- 
of his own independent thought and the 
> of the people. He was heard, whenever 
loke in congress, with respect and atten- 
and exerted a powerful influence. He 
especially distinguished for his fearless 
loquent advocacy of the right of petition 
lie abolition of slavery in the District of 
nbia, which had been denied by the dom- 
ig politicians, and which no other had the 
ge to defend. He continued at his post 
n advanced age, and became known as 
Did Man Eloquent," and died in the cap- 
uddenly, February 23, 1848, and his last 
; were "This is the last of earth ; I am 

He married, in London, July 26, 1797, 
Louisa Catherine Johnson, died 1852, daugh- 
ter of Joshua Johnson, of Maryland, who was 
at that time American Consul at London. 
Children: i. George Washington, born in 
Berlin, Prussia, April 13, 1801 ; graduated 
from Harvard 182 1 ; lawyer; unmarried, lost 
on a steamer off Long Island Sound, April 30, 
1829. 2. John, born in Boston, July 4, 1803; 
died October 23, 1834; married, 1826, in the 
White House, Washington, his cousin, Mary 
Helen Adams. 3. Hon. Charles Francis, born 
August 18, 1807; mentioned below. 4. Louisa 
Catherine, born at St. Petersburg 181 1; died 

(VH) Hon. Charles Francis Adams, LL. 
D., son of John Quincy Adams (6), was born 
in Boston, August 18, 1807, and died there 
November 21, 1886. He resided much of his 
earlier life with his parents in Europe, and 
early became master of several of the mod- 
ern European languages. He returned and 
graduated at Harvard College in 1825, soon 
after his father was inaugurated president. 
He studied law in the office of Daniel Web- 
ster in Boston, and was admitted to the bar 
of Suffolk county in 1828. He was a member 
of the Whig party and of the Massachusetts 
legislature from 1831 to 1836. He was nom- 
inated for the vice-presidency by the Free Soil 
Republicans on the ticket with Martin Van 
Buren in 1848; elected to congress from the 
third district of Massachusetts in 1858, and 
re-elected in i860. President Lincoln appoint- 
ed him minister to England in 1861, where he 
continued till 1868, a position which his father 
and grandfather had filled before him. and 
which now required the highest'order of diplo- 
matic ability. Mr. Adams acquitted himself 
with great firmness and success through the 
most trying conditions, and proved himself an 
American of great patriotism and diplomatic 
ability. He married, September 3, 1829, Abi- 
gail B. Brooks, born in Med ford, April 25, 
1808, died June 6, 1889, youngest daughter 
of Peter C. Brooks, of Boston. Children, all 
but the last born in Boston: i. Louisa Cath- 
erine, born August 13, 183 1 ; died July 13, 
1870; married, April 13, 1854, Charles Kuhn, 
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2. Hon. John 
Quincy, born September 22, 1833: died July 
16, 1894: married, April 29, 1861. Fanny Cad- 
walader Crowninshield, of Boston ; graduated 
at Harvard, 1853; lawyer; member of corpora- 
tion of Harvard College. 3. Hon. Charles 
Francis, LL.D., born May 27, 1835 ; married, 
November 8, 1864, Mary Ogden ; graduated 



at Harvard, 1856; in civil war; member of 
corporation of Harvard College. 4. Profes- 
sor Henry, born February 16, 1838; married, 
June 2"], 1862, Miriam Hooper ; graduated at 
Harvard, 1858; became professor in Harvard; 
author of historical works. 5. Arthur, born 
July 23, 1841 ,- died February 9, 1846. 6. 
Mary, born February 19, 1846; married, June 
20, 1877, D''- Henry P. Quincy. (See Quincy 
family). 7. Brooks, born in Quincy, June 24, 
1848; married Evelyn, daughter of Admiral 
Charles Henry Davis, U. S. N. ; graduated at 
Harvard, 1870 ; lawyer and author ; resides in 
Washington, D. C. ; no issue. 

The Quincy family of Amer- 
QUINCY ica and England has had 

many distinguished men in 
both ancient and modern times. The surname 
is said to be derived from the name of a town 
in Normandy. In the Roll of Battle Abbey 
the name appears several times, spelled Quan- 
cey, Quinci and Quincy. It is not found in 
Domesday Book, and the earliest record of 
land titles of the family is in the manor of 
Buckby, in Northamptonshire, being given by 
Henry II to the famous Baron Saher de 
Quinci, who signed the Magna Charta. His 
son Roger became third Earl of Winchester. 
At one time the American family possessed a 
parchment pedigree of the lineage back to the 
time of the Norman Conquest, but unfortun- 
ately it has been lost. The arms used by the 
family after coming to America : Gules seven 
mascles conjoined or — three, three and one. 
Motto: Sine macula macla. These arms 
were found on the seal of an unexecuted will 
of Edmund Quincy, son of the American im- 
migrant, affixed about 1698, and on the family 

(I) Edmund Quincy, father of the Ameri- 
can immigrant, resided at Wigsthorpe, a ham- 
let in the parish of Lilford, county of North- 
ampton. He was buried at Lilford, March 9, 
1627-8. His will was proved in the district 
court at Peterborough, March 14, 1627-8, by 
his widow Anne. His widow's will is dated 
January 29, 1630- 1. She was then living at 
Wigsthorpe. The will was proved at the pre- 
rogative court of Canterbury, April 6. 163 1, 
by John Quincy. son and executor. Edmund 
Quincy was a yeoman of the middle class, not 
educated, but thrifty and prosperous and of 
good social standing. He owned the lease- 
holds of several farms, and the bequests in 
bis will were on the scale that only a man of 
iome wealth could afford. His will mentions 

a habitation or dwelling house to be erected by 
his son Edmund upon his freehold at Thorpe 
(Wigsthorpe). That he stood high in the esti- 
mation of his neighbors is shown by his two 
elections to the office of church-warden and by 
the excellent marriages of his daughters. 
Edmund Quincy was baptized December 21, 
1559- He may have been the son of John, 
Thomas or Richard Quincy, all of whom were 
living in that parish at the time of his birth. 
He married, October 15. 1593, Anne Palmer, 
at Lilford. Children: i. Anne, baptized Sep- 
tember 22, 1594; married at Lilford, January 
22, 1617-8, John Hills. 2. Elizabeth, bap- 
tized January 25, 1595-6; married James 
Holditch, who was a supervisor of the wills 
of the parents of his wife. 3. Helen, or 
Ellen, baptized April 5, 1598; married at Lil- 
ford, February 9. 1620-1, Boniface Bing. 4. 
Alice, baptized September 24, 1600; married 
at Lilford, July 14, 1623, Edward Rooding; 
second, September 30, 1633, Rev. Thomas 
Lewis, vicar of Lilford. 5. Edmund, baptized 
May 30, 1602; mentioned below. 6. Denis, 
baptized February 17, 1604-5; buried June 26, 
following. 7. Francis, baptized November 16, 
1606; married June 25, 1627, Elizabeth An- 
drew. 8. Christian, married Gabriel Munnes, 
resided at Harold Park, Bedfordshire, gentle- 
man. 9. John, baptized May 16, 161 1 ; had by 
wife Anne twelve children, all baptized at Lil- 
ford. 10. William, baptized January 31, 
1612-3, of Wigsthorpe, soldier and cornet in 
Major Henry Pritte's command. General 
Cromwell's regiment. 11. Thomas, baptized 
August 27, 161 5. 

(H) Edmund Quincy, son of Edmund 
Quincy (i), was the immigrant. He was bap- 
tized at Lilford, May 30, 1602, and was mar- 
ried at Lilford to Judith Pares (Paris). The 
children they had in England were doubtless 
baptized at Achurch (or Thorpe- Achurch ) , 
county Northampton, England. About the 
time of his father's death in 1628 he emigrated 
to New England, afterward returning to Eng- 
land to bring his family. He came again with 
his family in company with Rev. John Cotton, 
from Lincolnshire, England, landing in Bos- 
ton. September 4. 1633. In the colonial rec- 
ords he is given the title of **Mr.," then re- 
stricted to designate men of quality. He was 
admitted to the church with his wife Judith 
in November, 1633 ; was member of commit- 
tee to assess rates November 10, 1634. The 
town of Boston voted that his lands and those 
of William Coddington at Mount Wollaston 
(Braintree) should be "bounded out," De- 



?r 14, 1635. He was member of com- 
e to lay out lands there Jamiary 4, 1635- 
That he was a man of substance may be 
red from his bringing six servants with 
and that he was a man of weight among 
oiinders of the new commonwealth ap- 
) from his election as a representative of 
own of Boston in the first general court 
held in Massachusetts Bay. (1634). He 
also the first named on the committee ap- 
tefl (1634) by the town to assess and raise 
sum necessary to extinguish the title of 
Blackstone to the peninsula on which the 
stands. In company with William Cod- 
ton, afterwards governor of Rhode 
id, he bought of Chickatabut, sachem of 
•wachuset, a tract of land at Mount Wol- 
n, confirmed to them by the town of Bos- 
n March, 1636, a portion of which is yet 
e family." He died about 1636, "imme- 
ly after he had built a house yet standing 
le estate * * * at Mount Wollaston." 
widow married again Moses Paine, who 
1643, and she married third, Robert Hull, 
r of her son-in-law, John Hull, mentioned 
h She was dismissed from Boston to 
Jraintree church, March 30, 1645. She 
November 29, 1654. Children of Edmund 
fudith (Pares) Quincy: i. Judith, born 
mber 3, 1626; married May 11, 1647, 
Hull; she died June 22, 1695; she was 
f the sisters among the seceders from the 
Church who united with their husbands 
m the Third Church, or Old South ; for 
her third husband, John Hull, named 
Judith in the Narragansett country, 

* he owned lands. 2. Edmund, men- 
1 below. 

I) Colonel Edmund Quincy, son of Ed- 
Quincy (2), baptized in England, March 
527-8; married first. July ^, 1648, Jo- 
or Joane Hoar, sister of Rev. Leonard 
(H. C. 1650) third president of Har- 
College, whose grandfather was Charles 
, of Gloucester. England, and whose 

• was Sheriflf Charles Hoare, of the 
e'' of Gloucester. The illustrious family 
►ncord, Massachusetts, of whom Senator 
je F. Hoar was one, were of this Hoar 
y. Mrs. Joanna (Hoar) Quincy died 
16, 1680. Edmund married second, De- 
?r 8, 1680, Elizabeth Eliot, daughter of 
r General Daniel Gookin, and widow of 

John Eliot, eldest son of Rev. John 

the Indian Apostle. He lived a private 

>n his estates at Braintree; was magis- 

representative to general court, and 

lieutenant colonel of the Suffolk regiment. 
When Governor Andros was deposed, Quincy 
was chosen one of the committee of safety 
which formed the provisional government 
until the new charter of William and Mary 

He died January 8, 1697-8, leaving his sec- 
ond wife, who died November 30, 1700. He 
had a military funeral, and his grave is mark- 
ed by two granite stones, in which his name 
and arms, cut in lead, were inserted. But in 
the revolution the stones were robbed of the 
lead, and all knowledge of their object would 
have been lost had not President John Adams 
remembered the engravings on the lead. The 
same vandals broke the tablet on which the 
coat of arms was inscribed on the Quincy 
tomb. The fragments of this stone have been 
preserved by the family. Children of first 
wife: I. Mary, born March 4, 1650; married 
Ephraim Savage (H. C. 1662). 2. Daniel, 
born February 7, 165 1 : married Anna, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Thomas Shepard, of Charlestown, 
Massachusetts ; their son John was speaker of 
the house. 3. John, born April 5, 1652. 4. 
Joanna, born April 16, 1654; married David 
Hobart, of Hingham. 5. Judith, born June 
25, 1655; married Rev. John Rayner Jr. 6. 
Elizabeth, born September 28. 1656; married 
Rev. Daniel Gookin. of Sherborn, Massachu- 
setts, son of General Daniel Gookin. 7. Ed- 
mund, born July 9, 1657, died young. 8. Ruth, 
born October 29. 1658 ; married John Hunt, of 
Weymouth, October 19, 1686. 9. Ann, born 
about 1663; died September 3, 1676. 10. Ex- 
perience, born March 24, 1667; married Wil- 
liam Savil. Children of second wife: 11. Ed- 
mund, mentioned below. 12. Mary, born De- 
cember 7, 1684: married, 1714, Rev. Daniel 
Baker, of Sherborn. 

(IV) Judge Edmund Quincy, son of Colo- 
nel Edmund Quincy (3), was born in Brain- 
tree. October 14, i6iBi. He graduated at Har- 
vard College in 1699. ^^ ^^as in the public 
service almost all his life, as a magistrate, 
councillor, and justice of the supreme court. 
He was also colonel of the SuflFolk regiment, 
a very important military body. In 1737 the 
general court appointed him its agent to rep- 
resent it in the adjudication of the disputed 
boundary between Massachusetts Bay and 
New Hampshire. He died, however, very 
soon after his arrival in London, February 23, 
1737-8, of the small-pox, which he had taken 
by inoculation. He was buried in Bunhill 
Fields, where a monument was erected to him 
by the general court, which also made a grant 




a thousand acres of land in the town of 
?nox to his family in further recognition of 
s public services. Two portraits of Judge 
uincy were painted by Smybert, probably in 
28, one of which is deposited in the Boston 
rt Museum, the other is preserved by the 
mily of the late Edmund Quincy of Ded- 
im, mentioned below. He married Novem- 
r 20, 1 701, Dorothy, daughter of Rev. Josiah 
int (Flynt) (H.C. 1664) of Dorchester. Chil- 
en, born at Braintree: i. Edmund, born June 
, 1703, graduated at Harvard, 1722; judge of 
urt of common pleas; married Elizabeth 
'endell, daughter of Abraham Wendell ; their 
lughter Dorothy, born May 10, 1747, mar- 
*d first, Hon. John Hancock, first signer of 
e Declaration of Independence and after- 
ird governor of Massachusetts; second, Cap- 
in James Scott, July 27, 1796. 2. Elizabeth, 
>rn October 17, 1706; married November 10, 
24, John Wendell, brother of the wife of 
imund Quincy. 3. Josiah ; mentioned below. 

Dorothy, bora January 4, 1709; married 
ecember 7, 1738; died 1762; married Ed- 
ard Jackson, December 7, 1738, the "Dorothy 
.," of Oliver Wendell Holmes's poem; Dor- 
hy was an ancestor of Dr. Holmes. 
(V) Colonel Josiah Quincy, son of Judge 
imund Quincy (4), was born in Braintree, 
pril I, 1710. He graduated at Harvard Col- 
3[e, 1728; married first January 11, 1733, 
annah Sturgis, of Yarmouth, daughter of 
>hn. He married second, 1756, Elizabeth, 
lUghter of Rev. William Waldron, of Bos- 
n; third, 1761, Ann, daughter of Rev. J. 
arsh, of Braintree. He died March 3, 1784, 
s widow in 1805. He accompanied his 
ther to London in 1737-8, and afterwards 
sited England and the continent more than 
ice. For some years he was engaged in com- 
erce and ship-building in Boston in partner- 
lip with his brother and brother-in-law Ed- 
ard Jackson. A rather singular adventure in 
'48 was the occasion of his withdrawing 
om business. Though then but about forty 
?ars old he retired and for thirty years lived 
I his share of the homestead at Braintree 
e life of a country gentleman. He was the 
cal magistrate and colonel of the Suffolk 
giment. He was sent by the provincial gov- 
nment to Pennsylvania in 1755 as commis- 
oner to ask the help of that colony in the 
•oposed expedition against Crown Point in 
e French and Indian war. He succeeded in 
s mission by the help of Benjamin Franklin, 
ho relates the incident in his autobiography. 
V most cordial and affectionate Friendship,*' 

to use Franklin's own words, subsist' 
tween them for the next thirty years, 
ever he came to Boston, Dr. Franklin ; 
visited Colonel Quincy (as he was call 
Braintree, and an intimate correspoi 
was kept up between them as long as Fi 
lived. A portrait of Colonel Quincy by < 
(1769) is in the family mansion which h 
at Mount Wollaston in 1770. Childi 
Colonel Josiah and Hannah (Sturgis) Q 
I. Edmund, born October i, 1733 ( 
1752) ; died at sea, 1768, unmarried. 2. 
uel, born April 13, 1735 (H. C. 1754) 
solicitor-general of Massachusetts und 
crown, succeeding Judge Jonathan Sew 
1770 was engaged on the popular side 
famous trial of Captain Preston, in opp 
to his patriot brother Josiah Quincy, w 
peared for the defendants; was in Engl; 
business when the revolution broke 01 
not approving the idea of a republic, sta 
England ; was included in the banishme 
of 1778; was appointed comptroller at '. 
Bay, Antigua, and died on his passage 
Tortola to England for his health, Au^ 
1789; portraits of him and his wife by < 
are owned by the family. He marriec 
Hannah Hill ; second Mrs. M. A. Chadv 
Hannah, born September ii, 1736; n 
first Dr. Bela Lincoln ; second, Eb 
Storer. 4. Josiah, born February 2^, 
mentioned below. Child of second 
5. Elizabeth, born December 2y, 1757 
ried May 27, 1784, Benjamin Guild. CI 
third wife: 6. Ann, born December 8, 
married Rev. Asa Packard, of Marlbor 
(VI) Josiah Quincy, son of Colonel 
Quincy (5), was born February 23, 174 
graduated at Harvard College in 1763. 
taking his Master's degree," says his gra 
"he delivered an English oration, the i 
our academic annals, on the characterist 
ject of 'Patriotism,' by the rhetorical 
and graceful delivery of which he gainec 
reputation. * * He studied law with 
bridge Thacher, one of the principal 1; 
of that day, and succeeded to his prac 
his death, which took place about the t 
himself was called to the bar. He took 
rank at once in his profession, althou 
attention to its demands was continuall) 
rupted by the stormy agitation in men's 
and passions which preceded and annc 
the revolution, and which he actively pre 
by his writings and public speeches. ( 
fifth of March, the day of the Boston ] 
ere, he was selected, together with 



Adams, by Captain Preston, who gave the 
word of command to the soldiers that fired on 
the crowd, to conduct his defence and that of 
bis men, they having been committed for trial 
for murder. * * At that moment of fierce 
excitement it demanded personal and moral 
courage to perform this duty. * * He did 
his duty, and his prophecy (that the time 
would come when the people would rejoice 
that he became an advocate for the prisoners) 
soon came to pass. Notwithstanding his 
youth (he was but twenty-six at the time of 
the trial) he was taken into the counsels of the 
elder patriots and his fervid eloquence in the 
popular meetings, and his ardent appeals 
through the press, were of potent effect in 
rousing the general mind to resist the arbi- 
trary acts of the British ministry. He .was one 
of the first that said, in plain terms, that an 
appeal to arms was inevitable, and a separa- 
tion from the mother country the only security 
for the future. In 1774 he went to England, 
partly for his health, which had suffered much 
from his intense professional and political 
activity, but chiefly as a confidential agent of 
the patriotic party, to consult and advise with 
the friends of America there. His presence in 
London, coming as it did at that most critical 
moment, excited the notice of the mini.sterial 
party, as well as of the opposition. * * He 
had interviews, by their own invitation, with 
Lord North and Lord Dartmouth, and was 
received and treated in the kindest and most 
confidential manner by Doctor Franklin, Lord 
Shelburne, Colonel Barre, Governor Pownall 
and many others of the leading men in opposi- 
tion at that time. The precise results of his 
communications with the English Whigs can 
never be known. They were important 
enough, however, to make his English friends 
urgent for his immediate return to America, 
because he could give information viva voce 
which could not safely be committed to writ- 
ing. * * His health failed seriously during 
the latter months of his residence in England 
and his physician, Dr. Fothergill, strongly ad- 
vised against his undertaking a winter voyage, 
assuring him that the Bristol waters and the 
summer season would restore him to perfect 
health. His sense of public duty, however, 
overbore all personal considerations and he 
set sail on the sixteenth of March, 1775, and 
died off Gloucester, Massachusetts, April 26. 
In his last hours he repeated again and again 
his heart's desire for one hour with Samuel 
Adams or Joseph Warren. His contempora- 
ries always spoke of his gift of eloquence as 

something never to be fogotten, and as of a 
higher strain than that of the other famous 
orators those times called forth. His voice is 
described as combining strength, sweetness 
and flexibility in an extraordinary manner, and 
old citizens have told me that they could hear 
him at the head of State Street when he was 
speaking in the Old South Church. Josiah 
Quincy Jr. was barely thirty-one years of age 
when he thus died, as truly perhaps, in the 
cause of his country as his friend Warren who 
fell, less than two months afterwards, on 
Bunker Hill. Their names have been com- 
monly and not unjustly associated, together 
with that of James Otis, who had been already 
removed from active life by mental disease, as 
those of men to whom the Revolution was 
largely owing, though they were not permitted 
to assist in its progress, or to witness its tri- 

He married, October 26, 1769, Abigail, 
daughter of Hon. William Phillips, of Bos- 

(Vn) President Josiah Quincy, only child 
of Josiah Quincy Esq. (6), was born February 
4, 1772. At the age of six years he was sent 
by his mother to begin his education in Phil- 
lips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts. After 
eight years there, he entered Harvard College, 
graduating in 1790 with the highest honors of 
his class. He was admitted to the bar in 1793. 
It soon appeared, however, that he was des- 
tined to a more conspicuous career than that 
which is opened by practice in courts of law. 
He was elected to congress in 1805 as the 
candidate of the Federalist party, and stood 
from that time until 181 3 a leading champion 
of the foundation-principles of the Federal 
constitution, eloquently expounding and en- 
forcing them on all questions of the day. 
These included the disposal to be made of 
slaves surreptitiously imported -into the United 
States after the year 1808, the Embargo, the 
purchase of Louisiana and the war of 1812. 
His party was all this time in a minority, call- 
ing the more for mingled discretion and cour- 
age on his part: and he proved himself fully 
equal to the call. Mr. Quincy retired from 
congress of his own accord, and for ten years 
devoted his energies to scientific farming on 
the ancestral estate at Quincy (formerly 
Braintree), and to the exercise of a large hos- 
pitality there, partly toward strangers drawn 
to him by the attractions of his home and per- 
sonal character: and to various personal ob- 
jects in which he became interested in his 
native town, serving for seven or eight years 



out of ten as state senator and representative 
in the general court. For about a year he was 
judge of the municipal court of Boston, and in 
that office had occasion to lay down for the 
first time a definition of libel which has since 
been universally adopted in this country and 
in England, namely, "that the publication of 
the truth from good motives and for a justi- 
fiable end is not libelous." From 1823 to 
1828 he was mayor of Boston, an eminent ex- 
ample of official devotedness, integrity, wisdom 
and taste. The next year after his retirement 
from the mayoralty he was chosen and inaug- 
urated president of Harvard College. 

"Under his administration," it has been 
truly said, "the finances of the college were 
reduced to order, its instruction enlarged and 
extended in every direction, the library multi- 
plied and the new building for its reception 
erected, the observatory was established, and 
in every particular he left the institution in the 
most flourishing condition, both as to prosper- 
ity and usefulness that it had ever been from 
its foundation." He established new relations 
with the students of social intercourse and 
administered the discipline of the college with 
a firmness, mingled with kindness, which se- 
cured him respect and aflPection. After the 
commencement of 1845, when he was in his 
seventy-fourth year, he took leave of Cam- 
bridge and removed to Boston, between which 
city and his estate at Quincy he divided his 
year about equally. He took his farm again 
into his own hands and amused himself with 
conducting its economy for more than ten 
years, when he resigned it into the hands of his 
eldest son and gave the leisure which the man- 
agement of his own private affairs and of ex- 
tensive trusts permitted him to reading and 
his pen and constant intercourse with society 
and his many friends. His life thus declined 
with gradual and almost unperceived decay 
in the society of his children, grandchildren 
and friends, the most revered and honored 
man of the city where he lived, rounding out 
a life of singular freedom from misfortunes by 
an old age of extraordinary vigor and enjoy- 
ment. His interest in public affairs remained 
to the last and he was one of the few examples 
of a man keeping at least abreast with his 
time to extreme old age." 

He was never accused even by his worst 
enemies of any self-seeking. His public spirit 
was real and his disinterestedness perfect. He 
died July 2, 1864, over ninety-two years of 
age. Born before the revolution, dying at the 
close of the civil war, he saw the growth and 

took part in the making of the American na- 
tion. There are two portraits of President 
Quincy by Gilbert Stuart, one of the year 
1806, owned by the heirs of Edmund Quincy, 
of Dedham, (the other of 1826 is in the Bos- 
ton Art Museum). A statue by Story stands 
in Memorial Hall, Sanders Theatre, at Har- 
vard College; and another by Ball provided 
for in the will of the late Hon. Jonathan Phil- 
lips, of Boston, is on Court Square, Boston. 

President Quincy, June 6, 1797, married 
Eliza Susan, daughter of Colonel John Mor- 
ton, a native of the north of Ireland, one of 
the most prominent and wealthy merchants of 
New York city before the revolution, an 
earnest and self-sacrificing patriot during the 
struggle for independence. Her mother was a 
daughter of Jacob Kemper, an immigrant from 
Germany to America in 1741, born at Bacha- 
rach, a fortified town on the Rhine, of which 
his father. Colonel Kemper, was military gov- 
ernor, the office being hereditary in the male 
line of the family. Of his mother her son 
writes that she "was characterized by great 
sensibility of temperament, qualified by sound 
judgment and infallible good sense, by a re- 
fined taste and love of literature, and manners 
at once dignified and engaging." Children: 
I. Eliza Susan, born in Boston, March 15. 
1798, whose contributions to the history of this 
family have been drawn upon freely in this 
sketch ; she added not a little to our knowledge 
of both private life and public affairs in New 
England colonial and provincial life; she died 
at the family mansion at Quincy, January 17, 
1884, aged nearly eighty-six. 2. Josiah, bom 
January 26. 1802, graduate of Harvard, 1821 : 
married Mary Jane Miller; was president of 
state senate 1842 to 1844; mayor of Boston 
1845 to 1849; his son Josiah Jr. was assistant 
secretary of state under Cleveland, mayor of 
Boston several terms and a prominent Demo- 
cratic leader. 3. Abigail Phillips never mar- 
ried. 4. Maria Sophia never married. 5. 
Margaret Morton, married Benjamin Daniel 
Greene, May, 1826; she died March 16, 1882. 
6. Edmund, born February i, 1808; mentioned 
below. 7. Anna Cabot Lowell, married Rev. 
Robert C. Waterston, of Boston, March, 
1840; children: i. Helen Ruthven Waterston, 
died young ; ii. Robert Waterston, died young. 

(VTH) Edmund Quincy, son of President 
Quincy (7), was born February i, 1808. He 
graduated from Harvard College in 1827; 
married October 14, 1833, Lucilla P., daughter 
of Daniel P. Parker. He died April 17, 1877. 
He lived in Boston and Dedham, devoting his 

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time to the care of his property and letters. 
He was a member of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society. We quote from the proceed- 
ings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
June. 1877; "In him we saw the scholar who 
was not a recluse ; the man of refinement and 
gentleness who could buffet the storms of 
prejudice and passion in defence of a high 
principle and retain a serene, cheerful spirit, 
unmarred by any taint of bitterness or cyni- 
cism ; a man who, ever youthful in spirit, dwelt 
with fondness upon the days gone by and 
upon an ancestral line so linked with the 
glories of the past. * * While he grew in 
intellectual force, and in the knowledge of all 
that was richest and best in classic literature, 
and fostered such growth with persistent 
study, the shadow of seventy .summers never 
crept over the youth fulness of his spirits ; and 
however young the company he might be with, 
his laugh was the heartiest and his wit the 
keenest. His familiarity with the English 
poets and novelists and with the Greek and 
Latin classics was most remarkable, and his 
aptness at (juotation gave the point to many a 
joke and the pith to many an argument. His 
loved Horace was the constant companion of 
his travels ; and he daily made it his duty and 
his pleasure to store his memory with passages 
of favorite authors. * * When we see com- 
bined with these qualities an untarnished 
life, perfect integrity of character, and consci- 
entious devotion to high principle, we feel that 
the vacant place would remain unfilled but for 
the certainty that such an influence leaves its 
impression upon those who are encouraged 
and inspired by his example. The more active 
duties of citizenship possessed few attractions 
for him; though interested and always inform- 
ed upon the questions of the day, whether of 
local or national importance, he chose to leave 
to others the more pubhc administration of 
affairs/' His activity in the anti-slavery cause 
made him a prominent if not a popular figure 
in public life during a memorable period in the 
national life. We quote from a memorial of 
the American Academy of Arts and Science, 
of which he was a member: "For a short 
perio<l it looked as if there might be danger 
of his subsiding into the respectable but som- 
nolent career of a fastidious critic about town. 
* * * In order fully to draw out his vigor 
there was need of some strong appliance in the 
living and acting world about him. Just the 
thing happened in its most striking aspect, 
when in November, 1837, there came the 
ghastly intelligence, from the town of Alton, 

Illinois, that a respectable clergyman had 
there been deliberately murdered by a ruthless 
mob solely on account of his persisting to sub- 
stitute a second printing press, with the pur- 
pose of exposing the wrongfulness of negro 
slavery, for an earlier one which had been 
ruthlessly destroyed. It roused Mr. Quincy 
at once and from that date he stood forth an 
altered being. He had found a work to do and 
he faithfully performed it. * * What a 
change came over Mr. Quincy by reason of 
the bold step he had taken can be understood 
only from an examination of the papers he has 
left behind him. Those who sympathized with 
him were a handful. * * So long as a slave 
remained in chains the demagogues were 
mostly arrayed on the side of the masters. It 
was. this class that it became the business of 
Mr. Quincy to assault and he did not spare 
them. * * Mr. Quincy never sought an 
office or peddled a place. In a word he was 
^oroughly independent, a quality more often 
praised than practiced among men of his class, 
when they undertake to meddle with politics 
at all." 

(IX) Dr. Henry Parker Quincy, son of 
Edmund Quincy (8). was born in Boston, 
October 28, 1838. He was prepared for col- 
lege at Dedhara and Boston in private schools, 
and was graduated from Harvard College in 
1862. He studied medicine at Harvard Medi- 
cal School, and received his degree of M. D. in 
.1867. He then spent four years abroad in the 
study of medicine, returning to this country in 
1873 to become instructor in histology in the 
Harvard Medical School. He was an author- 
ity in his specialty, and for a score of years 
continued in the medical school. He had a 
wide acquaintance in professional circles, and 
was widely known in the exclusive social cir- 
cles of Boston and Dedham, where he had a 
residence. His Boston residence was at 452 
Beacon street. He died March 11, 1899. He 
was a member of the Natural History Society, 
the Boston Society of ^Icdical Science, the 
Dedham Historical Society, the Colonial Soci- 
ety of Massachusetts, the Bostonian Society, 
and of numerous clubs and other social organ- 
izations. He was a member of the council of 
the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, and the 
following tribute to his memory from the 
Transactions of the Society (]). 108. vol. vi), 
was delivered by Bishop Lawrence: "The first 
and the enduring impression of Dr. Quincy is 
that of a simple and charming personality. He 
was one of those men who throw a beam of 
light into the life of every one with whom they 



come in contact, cheerful in disposition, genial 
in temperament, kindly, thoughtful, sympa- 
thetic with youth and tender in his regard for 
old age, he gained the affection and confidence 
of a large number of people. He had the 
genius of friendship. The way in which a 
man is regarded by those of his own profes- 
sion is often a severer test of character than 
the estimate of him in social life. Every phy- 
sician and student who came under Dr. Quin- 
cy's instruction speaks of him with affection 
and regard. Though not a man of exceptional 
ability he had the valuable trait of making the 
best of his natural powers. His enthusiasm 
for his work as well as his interest in the 
young men of his classes enforced by his own 
charming personality made him an excellent 
instructor in the Department of Histology at 
the Harvard Medical School. His best work 
was in the use of the microscope and as an 
anatomical draughtsman. He had that regard 
for exactness, that sensitiveness to form, 
artistic sensibility and appreciation of shades 
of coloring which enabled a man to reveal to 
others by pencil and brush the wonders of the 
human frame. His work as a draughtsman is 
of permanent value and specimens are pre- 
served to-day in the Medical School and by 
different professors, not only as valuable con- 
tributions to medical science, but also as work 
of delicate and artistic execution. Dr. Quincy 
had a simple and deep religious faith. His 
studies of the human body and into material 
things, so far from drawing him into a mater- 
ialistic spirit, led him into a deeper reverence 
for his Heavenly Father. Born a Unitarian, 
later a member of King's Chapel, he was led 
into the Episcopal Church and a few years 
ago was confirmed at Emmanuel Church, Bos- 
ton. Dedham was his ancestral home, and 
one found Dr. Quincy at his best in the midst 
of his family life and domestic interests in the 
beautiful old homestead backing upon Charles 
river and overlooking the meadows. He be- 
came an officer of old St. Paul's Church in 
that county town and to the citizens there rep- 
resented everything that was finest in the 
courtesy, chivalry, public spirit and high char- 
acter that his name suggests. The influence of 
his life will long be felt in the Medical School 
and among the large circle of physicians and 
men of all callings who are better for having 
had the privilege of his friendship." 

He married, June 20, 1877, Mary, daughter 
of Charles Francis Adams. She survives him, 
residing at the homestead in Dedham. (See 
Adams family). Children: i. Dorothy, born 

December 4, 1885; married February 7, 1906, 
Frederick Russell Nurse; child: Dorothy 
Quincy, born at Dedham, July 6, 1907. 2. 
Elinor, born March, 1888. 

Edmund Rice, immigrant ancestor, 
RICE was born in Barkhamstead, Eng- 
land, in 1594. He probably came 
to America early in 1638. He settled in Sud- 
bury, and was a proprietor and selectman there 
in 1639. The village plot of Sudbury, now 
Wayland, was laid out in the fall, and he was 
one of the first to build his house there. His 
house lot was on Old North street, near Mill 
Brook. He received his share in the river 
meadows divided September 4, 1639, April 20 
and November 18, 1640, and shared also in 
all the various divisions of uplands and com- 
mon lands, receiving altogether two hundred 
and forty-seven acres. He built a second 
house in the south part of the town between 
Timber Neck and the Glover farm, near the 
spring. He sold some land there to Thomas 
Axtell and Philemon Whale, both of whom 
built their houses there. He sold his home 
September i, 1642, to John Morre, and Sep- 
tember 13, 1642, took a six year lease of the 
Dunster farm on the east shore of Lake 
Cochituate. He bought land between that of 
Mary Axtell and Philemon Whale and his 
own, thus locating his homestead at Rice's 
spring. Then he bought Whale's house and 
nine acres, forming the nucleus of the Rice 
homestead, which he sold finally to his son 
Edmund, and which was occupied by Edmund 
and his descendants down to a recent date. 
September 26, 1647, he leased for ten years the 
Glover farm, which is within the present limits 
of Framingham. He bought April 8, 1657, the 
Jennison farm of two hundred acres, extend- 
ing from the Dunster farm to the Weston line 
and June 24. 1659, he and his son bought the 
Dunster farm. Besides these grants and pur- 
chases the general court gave him fifty acres 
at Rice's End, in 1652, and eighty acres near 
Beaver Dam in 1659. He was a prominent 
citizen. September 4. 1639, he was on the first 
committee to apportion the meadows; select- 
man 1639, 1644, and later at various times; 
deacon after 1648; deputy to the general court 
1654-56. He was one of the petitioners for 
Marlborough, and received a house lot and 
moved there in 1660. He died May 3, 1663, 
aged sixty-nine, according to one record. He 
gave his age as sixty-two in 1656. He mar- 
ried first, in England, Tamazin , died 

June 13, 1654; second, March i, 1655, Mercy 




(Heard) Brigham, widow of Thomas Brig- 
ham. Children, all by first wife: i. Henry, 
born 1616; married Elizabeth More. 2. Ed- 
ward, born 1618. 3. Thomas, mentioned 
below. 4. Matthew, married Martha Lamson. 

5. Samuel, married Elizabeth King. 6. Joseph, 
bom 1637. 7. Lydia, married Hugh Drury. 
8. Edmund. 9. Benjamin, born May 31,1640. 
10. Ruth, married S. Wells. 11. Ann. 12. 

(H) Thomas Rice, son of Edmund Rice 
(i), was probably born in England. He mar- 
ried Mary , and resided in Sudbury, 

Massachusetts, until 1664, when he moved to 
the adjacent town of Marlborough. Six of his 
children were born in Sudbury, the rest in 
Marlborough. He died November 16, 1681. 
His family was remarkable for the longevity 
of the children ; an interesting but not entirely 
reliable article on this family appeared in the 
Boston Gazette, December 26, 1768. His will, 
dated November 11, 1681, proved April 4, 
1682, bequeathed to Thomas, Peter, Nathaniel 
and Ephraim. His widow made her will May 
10, 1710; it was proved April 11, 1715, and 
mentioned sons: Thomas Rice of Marlbor- 
ough; Peter, Nathaniel, Ephraim, Gershom, 
James, Jonas, Elisha; daughters Mary White, 
* Sarah Adams, Frances Allen, Grace Moore. 
Children: i. Grace, died at Sudbury, January 
3, 1653-4. 2. Thomas, born June 30, 1654. 
3. Mary, born September 4. 1656; married 
Josiah White. 4. Peter, born October 24, 1658 ; 
married Rebecca How. 5. Nathaniel, born 

January 3, 1660; married Sarah . 6. 

Sarah, born January 15, 1662. 7. Ephraim, 
born April 15. 1665; married Hannah Liver- 
more. 8. Gershom, born May 9, 1667; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Haynes. 9. James, born March 

6, 1669; married Sarah Stone. 10. Frances, 
.bom February 3, 1670-1 ; married Benjamin 

Allen. II. Jonas, born March 6, 1672-3; mar- 
ried Mary Stone. 12. Grace, born January 15, 
1675; married Nathaniel Moore. 13. Elisha, 
born December 11, 1679; mentioned below. 

(Ill) Elisha Rice, son of Thomas Rice (2), 
was bom December 11, 1679. He resided in 
Sudbury, and married, February 10, 1707-8, 
Elizabeth WHieeler. He had a thirty-acre grant 
of land in Worcester in 17 18, was a proprietor 
1719, and his fifth child was recorded there. 
He returned to Sudbury, where he died intes- 
tate in 1 76 1. His eldest son Eliakim was 
administrator of his estate. Children: i. Eli- 
akim. born February 27, 1709; married Mehit- 
able Livermore. 2. Elisha, born March 2, 
171 1 ; died young. 3. Elisha, born November 

3, 1713. 4. Julia, born March 30, 1716. 5. 
Silas born November 7, 1719; married Copia 
Broughton. 6. Elijah, born March 5, 1722; 
married Huldah Keyes. 7. Zebulon, men- 
tioned below. 

(IV) Zebulon Rice, son of Elisha Rice (3), 
born January 5, 1725, in Sudbury, died Decem- 
ber 26, 1799. He settled first in Lancaster, 
and resided afterwards in Boylston. He mar- 
ried, December 7, 1749, Susanna Allen, born 
1732. His widow died December 17, 1823, in 
her ninety-third year. Children: i. Josiah, 
born 1750; died 1756. 2. Zebulon, born 1752; 
died 1756. 3. Jonas, born 1754; married Zil- 
pah Townsend. 4. Eliakim, born 1756; mar- 
ried Hannah Kendall. 5. Reuben, born 1757; 
married Sarah Metcalf. 6. Susanna, born 
March 22, 1759; married Jonathan Lamson. 

7. Elisha, born 1760; married September 7, 
1786, Eunice Farrar. 8. Mary, born January, 
1762; married February 24, 1785, Stephen 
Randall Jr. 9. John, born 1763; died young. 
10. Luke, born 1764; married, 1791, Hannah 
Knowlton; settled in Plymouth, Vermont. 11. 
Stephen, born 1765; mentioned below. 12. 
Simeon, born 1766; died 1767. 13. Joseph, 

born August, 1768; married Sawyer. 

14. Benjamin, born January, 1670; married 
Lydia Robinson, at Barre. 15. David, born 
1772; married, 1795, Betsey Baker. 16. Bet- 
sey, born June 3. 1774; married Ezekiel Rice. 

17. Dolly, born June 5, 1776; married, 1801, 
John Babcock. 

(V) Stephen Rice, son of Zebulon Rice 
(4), was born December 31, 1765. He settled 
in Salisbury, Vermont. He married, 1793, 
Matilda Allen, and had two sons and four 

(VI) Alphonzo Rice, son of Stephen Rice 
(5), was born in Salisbury, V^ermont, March 

8, 1796. He married Mary Cardell, of New 
York, born December 13, 1806. He settled in 
Xorthfield, Vermont, and about 1840 removed 
to Brookfield, Vermont, where his last three 
children were born. Children: i. John A., born 
at Northfield, January 29, 1830; married 
Sarah Soule; son, John W. 2. Mary M., 
born September 28, 1831 ; married Elijah 
Blanchard ; had Mary Louise, Lilla, Emma, 
Nellie, Ada and Lawrence E. Blanchard. 3. 
Louisa C, born January 2, 1833; died 1872; 
married Wheelock Hatch; had Marcia, 
Thomas, Homer and Mary Hatch. 4. La- 
vinia, born November 9, 1834; married 
Thomas Putnam ; had George, Herbert and 
Frank Putnam. 5. Hannah S., born February 

18, 1836; married Isaac Allen; had Carrie, 



Charles L. and John W. Allen. 6. Carrie C, 
born December 13, 1839; married, September 
22, 1862, Charles Henry Woods, born October 
8, 1836, died October 16, 1899, captain in civil 
war. 7. Charles L., born at Brookfield, De- 
cember 31, 1 84 1 ; soldier in civil war, Company 
G, Tenth Regiment ; married Hattie Perry ; had 
Julia, Clarence, May, D. Perry, Cora, Adele 
and Charles Rice. 8. George E., born De- 
cember 10, 1843; mentioned below. 9. M. 
Eugene, born May 22, 1847; married, 1872, 
Adele Jackson. 

(V^H) George E. Rice, son of Alphonso 
Rice (6), was born in Brookfield, Vermont, 
December 10, 1843. He spent his youth on his 
father's farm, and received his education in 
the public schools of his native town. At the 
age of twenty years, in 1863, he enlisted in 
Company G, Tenth Vermont Regiment of 
Volunteers, and remained in the service until 
mustered out at the close of the Civil War. He 
took part in the battles of Cedar Creek, Win- 
chester, and in many other engagements and 
skirmishes. He was for many months with 
his regiment in the siege of Richmond. At 
the close of the war he removed to Wisconsin 
and engaged in the grocery business. In 1868 
he removed from Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, to 
Iowa, where he took up a quarter section of 
land and followed farming for a number of 
years. In 1884 he returned east and opened 
a dry goods store in Maiden, Massachusetts, 
where he has had a prosperous business to the 
present time. He is a prominent member of 
the Congregational church, of which he is a 
deacon. He is a member of Maiden Post, No. 
40, Grand Army; politically he is a Repub- 

Mr. Rice married Mary S. Crocker, born in 
Brookfield, Vermont, April 9, 1844, daughter 
of Charles and Submit (Jackman) Crocker. 
Children: i. Mertie A., born April 15, 1867; 
married, 1888, Alfred M. Bell: children: i. 
John Bell ; ii. Kenneth Bell. 2. H. Eugene, 
born at Malcolm, Iowa, November 5, 1869; 
mentioned below. 3. Mabel F., born Febru- 
ary 17, 187 1 : unmarried. 4. Charles Herbert, 
born February 20, 1873; married Ida Hilde- 
brand. 5. Edith Emma, born November 15, 
1875; ^^i^^^ November 17, 1897. 6. Ernest 
James, born October 22, 1877; ^^^^ J"b' 8, 
1898. 7. John Willard, born January 10, 
1879; married Eva Eastman, April 13, 1907. 
8. George Arthur, born February 23, 1882; 
married, October, 1906, Marguerite Jordan. 

(VIII) H. Eugene Rice, son of George E. 
Rice (7), was born in Malcolm, Iowa, Novem- 

ber 5, 1869. He was educated in the public 
schools there, graduating from the Malcolm 
high school at the age of fifteen. He then 
came east with his father and the family, and 
took a course in the Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College, Boston. He began to work for 
his uncle, M. E. Rice, in his store at Chelsea, 
Massachusetts. After an experience of 
twelve years in business in his uncle's store, he 
embarked as merchant in Norwood, Massa- 
chusetts, opening a dry goods store on Wash- 
ington street. From the start his business 
flourished, and at the present time he has the 
largest store in the town and a constantly in- 
creasing trade. Mr. Rice is a member of the 
Norwood Business Association. He is an 
active and useful member of the Congrega- 
tional church, and was superintendent of its 
Sunday school for a number of years. 

He married, June 11, 1891. Gertrude M. 
Evans, born in Boston, January 10, 1865, 
daughter of Marquis DeLafayette and Amelia 
A. (Morse) Evans. Her father was son of 
Robert and Mary (Orne) Evans; her mother 
was a daughter of Nathan Wright Morse. 
Children of H. Eugene and Gertrude M. 
(Evans) Rice: i. Dorothy, born September 9, 
1895. 2. Edith, born May 25, 1900. 3. 
Eleanor, born July 22, 1906. 4. Miriam, born* 
February 17, 1908. 

The best authorities on the ori- 
GRIMES gin and derivation of English 

surnames always have mentioned 
a close relation of the names Grimes and Gra- 
ham, and by some investigators both names 
have been traced back to the remote ages of 
the tenth and eleventh centuries, when sur- 
names were first bestowed on heads of fami- 
lies and their progeny. In this connection a 
brief allusion to the antiquity of the surname 
Grimes, now well represented in nearly all of 
the states of the federal union on this side of 
the Atlantic will be found interesting, although 
it is hardly possible to establish the connection 
of the New England families of the Grimeses 
with those of ancient European history. In 
Long's ** Personal and Family Names" it is 
stated that "Oinies is a Cambrianized form of 
Graham, which name hunters tangle with 
those from the Asir Grimr." According to the 
same authority Grimr means strong, terrible, 
"(jrim death means strong death, reminding 
us of one of David's heroes, Azmaveth: 
strong as death, con mors. Through this name 
of Worden's attribute is to be traced Grimm, 



Graham and Grimbald: bold as 


Grymes of the Inner Temple of Scot- 
me from England to America," and 

branches of the now known Grimes 
in Virginia, the Carolinas and other 
1 states. From this it seems that at 
e branch of the family was anciently 
n Scotland, and there is that in the 
Grymes and Grimes which suggests 

origin, although Grimes has been 
in England for centuries and towns in 
parts of the British realm have been 
ed with it. The name also found 
it in Ireland, but generally during the 
ee or four centuries Grimes, as now 
has been an English name. The im- 

ancestor of the branch of the family 
I to be treated in these annals is be- 
3 have been born in England and to 
iled hence from an England seaport, 
1 the place of his abode in that country 
be determined at this time. 
ding to our American historians the 
the name in New England was Sam- 
nes, Boston, pewterer, who by his wife 

had several children, the first of 
as Mary, born in 1639. He was made 

in 1642, and settled in Plymouth in 
In the church records his name is 
jrame, and in the town records Graeme. 
mt Benjamin Grihme, or Grihmes, of 
d, was a son of Henry Grihme, of 
d, 1661. a "man of good estate." This 
I the second generation became Gra- 
t Lieutenant Benjamin, who in 1684 

Abigail Humphrey, is called Grimes 
icord of his wife's burial. There were 
s in Lexington, Massachusetts, when 
■n was incorporated, and in 1671 John 

removed from Tewksbury to Hub- 
i, Massachusetts. In his "History of 
ter" Babson records that on July 10, 
ndrew Grimes married Mary Davis. 
3ears to have been the first mention of 
le in Gloucester history and antedates 
iest knowledge we have of the family 
isidered by about two score years. 
lot the purpose of these introductory 

to attempt to connect the family of 
rimes of Gloucester with any other of 
le surnames, for well authenticated 
I has it that he was the immigrant 

of his branch of the family in New 
, and all eflForts to connect him with 
anches have proved fruitless. In the 
5 a record which states that he was 

born probably in England, January 21, 1770, 
and it is known that he died in that part of 
Gloucester which now is Rockport August 15, 

(I) Mark Grimes is believed to have been 
attracted to Cape Ann by reason of its ex- 
tensive fisheries, and that his chief occupation 
was that of fisherman, although there is room 
for the belief that he may have followed the 
sea in the coast trade. His wife. Tammy 
Priestly, may have been born on Cape Ann; 
probably in the Sandy Bay parish, although 
Mr. Babson in his excellent work gives no 
account of her parentage. She was born 
October 19, 1771, and died in March, 1858. 
Mark and Tammy (Priestly) Grimes had 
children: i. Tammy, born July 11, 1793; 
married Leonard Turner; four children. 2. 
Susan, born November 4, 1795; married 
William Goday; six children. 3. Mark, born 
December 4, 1797; married Abigail Slowman ; 
eight children. 4. Caroline, born August i, 
1800; married William Grover; children: 
William, Warren and Sarah Grover. 5. 
James P., born March 6, 1803, (see post). 6. 
Thomas, born October 9, 1806; married Tam- 
mey Davis; four children. 7. William, born 
May 6, 1809; drowned August 6, 1830, from 
boat "Fox'' in a severe storm; unmarried. 

(II) James P. Grimes, son of Mark and 
Tammy (Priestly) Grimes, was born at Sandy 
Ray, on Cape Ann, March 6, 1803, and died 
in Rockport, November 11, 1885. During the 
earlier years of his business life he was a 
freighter on the sea, and at one time was mas- 
ter and principal owner of the schooner "John 
Brooks," sailing from Rockport to Boston 
and ports along the Maine coast, freighting 
fish, potatoes and other produce. After leav- 
ing the sea he was proprietor of a fish market 
in Rockport, and also carried on a large busi- 
ness in furnishing vessels with supplies. He 
was a capable business man, strictly honest in 
all his dealings, careful in his habits and 
methods, and a consistent member of the Con- 
gregational church. He had a large family 
of children, and provided for them according 
to his means, and it was always his earnest 
desire that each of them should be given a 
good education, the benefits of which he him- 
self by reason of circumstances could not se- 
cure. He married, August 28, 1825, Clarasy 
(Clarissa) Hoyt, born January 6, 1806, died 
November 3, 1875. They had children: i. 
James, born February 22, 1827; married Love 
Ann Tarr ; lives in Rockport. 2. Clarasy, born 
July 3. 1828; married March 11, 1850, William 



Grover, son of William Grover, who married 
Caroline Grimes, and had five sons: George 
Warren (died in infancy), George Warren, 
Fred W., Eben T. and Luther W. Grimes. 3. 
George, born July 27, 1831 ; lives in Rockport. 
4. Delia, born December 30, 1833, died March 
21, 1866; married Benjamin F. Sleeper. 5. 
William, born October 15, 1836; married 
Mary F. Sawyer. 6. Loring, born ^larch 10, 
1840; (see post). 7. Moses, born May 22, 
1843; deceased. 8. Luther, born November 
20, 1845; niarried Maria Norwood.. 

(Ill) Loring Grimes, son of James and 
Clarasy (Hoyt) Grimes, was born in Rock- 
port March 10, 1840, and during the period 
of his business life has been closely and ac- 
tively identified with the best interests and his- 
tory of that town. From early boyhood he 
has devoted his attention to work, and when 
in the employment of other men it never was 
a hardship to him to work before breakfast 
in the morning or after supper at night. As 
a boy he attended the town school, for it was 
his father's desire that all of his children 
should have a good common school education. 
But when not in the school room Loring 
Grimes was always at work, earning money 
at some useful employment, and whatever he 
earned he saved. One of his early employers 
was the late Addison Gott, who afterward 
was his partner in business. 

Since 1867 Mr. Grimes has been more or less 
actively engaged in the fisheries of Rockport 
and Gloucester, although during more recent 
years his operations have turned somewhat 
in various others channels, and he has large 
interests in real estate, farm lands and village 
residence property. For more than thirty 
years he has been a director of the Rockport 
National Bank, and its president since Feb- 
ruary, 1892. He has a large interest in and 
is director and president of the Sandy Bay 
Pier Company, owning wharves and docks in 
Rockport. Few men on Cape Ann have more 
extended business acquaintance than he and 
few indeed are there whose business careers 
have been more deservedly rewarded, and that 
without ever having profited by the misfor- 
tunes of his fellow men. He is known as a 
liberal, public spirited citizen, having due re- 
gard for the rights and interests of other men, 
and every just measure which has been pro- 
])osed for the public welfare has found in him 
an earnest and effective supporter; and every 
worthy charity and public institution in Rock- 
port has found in him a generous donor. He 
is a Master Mason and an Odd Fellow, and 

in politics is a Republican. January i, 1867, 
Loring Grimes married Rebecca, daughter of 
the late Amos Rowe and his wife, Rebecca 
Stanley, and a descendant of some of the most 
prominent old families of Cape Ann. One 
daughter has been born of this marriage, Clara 
Grimes, born September 4, 1867, married 
April, Easter Monday, 1889, Hunter Har- 
wood. a native of Maine. 

Wilder Thompson Bowers 
BOWERS was born in Baldwin, Maine, 

February 22, 1824, died at 
Lynn, May 19, 1904. He was a son of Wilder 
Bowers, who was born at Billerica, Massachu- 
setts, received his education there, but soon 
after went to Baldwin, Maine, to help care 
for tracts of land owned by his father, and re- 
mained there as a farmer during his lifetime. 
He married Sarah Hay Thompson, bom at 
Standish, Maine. 

Wilder T. Bowers received his education in 
the comipon schools and Fryeburg Academy, 
the latter institution receiving its name in 
memory of one Frye who was called to Frye- 
burg in its early settlement to act as a leader 
in subduing disturbances caused by Indians. 
Mr. Bowers first engaged in business with his 
father at Baldwin, he conducting a saw and 
grist mill, and remained with him until he was 
twenty-one years of age w^hen he went to 
Bangor, Maine, and remained about four years 
in the employ of the Morse Lumber Company. 
Early in his business career he was a member 
of the firm of Dakin & Bowers, manufacturers 
of looking glass and picture frames in Bangor, 
Maine. He then became interested in the old 
daguerreotypes, at that time so popular, his first 
experience dating in 1848. In 1852 he estab- 
lished a studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 
a few years later removed to Keokuk, Iowa, 
where he made the first ambrotypes and the 
first negatives made on the Mississippi river. 
In the spring of 1854 he came to Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts, and in June of the same year bought 
out the picture business of the firm of Whit- 
more at Lynn and continued making pictures 
there for forty years, taking photos, until ill 
health compelled him to retire from business 
about 1901. He took a great interest in the 
advancement of the photographic art, and 
served two years as president of the New Eng- 
land Photographers' Association. His pro- 
fession brought him in touch with some of the 
higher arts, music, painting and sculpture. He 
reveled in nature and possessed the power of 
discovering the skill of the artist in the master 



painting. As a critic he was a man 
ent judgment. His love for advance- 
this line caused him to travel, one of 

bemg in Europe where he spent the 
of 1882. devoting his time to the study 
ork and methods of the best studios. 
:s he was a Republican; he served in 
mon council at Lynn under Mayor 
I 1893, and the following year under 
larwood. He might have had further 

honors, but preferred to devote his 
nore congenial pursuits. He belonged 
:ret orders nor any social clubs. He 
family were attendants of the North 
ational church. During the last few 

his life he devoted considerable time 
ng and study, studying the life of 
t Roosevelt and other great men, all 
s of his time and the great questions of 

On the occasion of his eightieth birth- 
eceived nearly two dozen telegrams and 

many letters of congratulation from 
» of the country. Of his thirteen 

and sisters only three are now living, 
her, A. B. Bowers, now in San Fran- 
iliforAia, is the inventor of the hyd- 
edger, which is recognized as the best 
orld. He also has two sisters, Mrs. 
well, and Mrs. F. E. Wedgwood, of 
ho is almost eighty-six years of age 

lowers married, December 22, 1853, 

Brown, of Baldwin, Maine. Chil- 
. Charles Osgood, of San Francisco, 
engaged with his brother, William 
k, in the rubber business. 2. Carrie, 

Edward Woodman, of Portland, 
three children: Hannah, Paul and 

3. William Frederick, of San Fran- 
igaged in business with his brother, 
Osgood. 4. Nellie, married J. Vaughn 

of Framingham. Massachusetts, a 
and manufacturer of furniture ; three 
: Elliott, Barbara and Dorothy, 
5. Harriet Thompson, died in March, 

Joseph Swasey, the immigrant 
5EY ancestor, settled in Salem, 

Massachusetts, before 1666. 
? Mary joined the church there and 
er 19, 1666, their six children were 
in the Salem church. He owned 
mage in Salem, but was doubtless a 
He died in 1713, after his son 
ind his grandson Samuel was appoint- 
listrator, May 14, 1713. His name is 

variously spelled Swazey, Swacey, Swacy, 
Swasey, Swasy, Swaysey, Swayzy, Sweasy 
and Swasey, but most of his descendants now 
have adopted the spelling Swasey. The name 
is not common in England, Scotland or Ire- 
land, and the birthplace of the progenitor is 
not known. Children baptized in Salem: 
Joseph, mentioned below, Eliza, Mary, Abi- 
gail, Samuel, John, Stephen, baptized March 
3, 1670. Descendants of these sons settled 
on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, in Ips- 
wich and Marblehead, Haverhill, Newbury 
and Salem, Massachusetts. Many have won 
positions of distinction and all the families 
seem to have retained the same given names. 

(II) Joseph Swasey, son of Joseph Swa- 
sey (i), was baptized in Salem, September 
19, 1666, but was born several years earlier 
and died at Salem, in 17 10. He owned land 
and house in Salem and left a widow, whose 
name is unknown. The inventory of his 
estate was dated November 6, 17 10, his eldest 
son Samuel being appointed administrator. 
Children: i. Daughter, baptized August, 
168 1. 2. Samuel, born about 1685, ^^^^ F^^)- 
ruary, 26, 1739; he bought house and land of 
Abraham Cole, August 9, 1680, in Salem, the 
house being then occupied by the wife of Fran- 
cis Parnell. 3. Joseph, baptized August 16, 
1686, mentioned below. 4. Elizabeth, baptized 

October, 1684, married Sedgwick. 

Son John brought up in the Swasey family 
after the death of his mother. 

(III) Joseph Swasey, son of Joseph 
Swasey (2), was baptized August 16, 1686, at 
Salem. He bought land at Newbury, of John 
Wainwright, April 8, 1712, adjoining land of 
Abraham Cole. He bought land at Newbury 
also May 29, 17 17, of Pennel Titcomb. Joseph 
Swasey was a shipwright by trade. He re- 
sided on Plum Island on land bought of Abial 
and Anthony Somerby, of Newbury, formerly 
belonging to their grandfather, Anthony Som- 
erby, by deed dated June 16, 1714. Joseph 
deeded to his son, Joseph Swasey, land at 
Newbury, December 6, 1745. He died before 
1770 and his estate was settled by deed. Sam- 
uel Sweasy, shipwright ; Edward Swasey, 
shipwright; Moses Todd, wig-maker, and 
Elizabeth Todd, his wife, all of Newburyport; 
Joseph Swasey (sic) and Ebenezcr and John 
Sweasy, all of Exeter, New Hampshire, "desir- 
ing to settle the estate of their honored father, 
Joseph Swasey, late of Newburyport," exe- 
cuted a formal division of his real estate. May 
31, 1770. The next instrument recorded at 
Salem after this deed was one of John Hazel- 



tine, of Haverhill, to Samuel Swazey, of New- 
biiryport, homestead and forty acres of land, 
adjoining lands of Captain Bradley and Jona- 
than Shepard, and Captain Nehemiah Emer- 
son's, the deed being dated November 7, 1771 ; 
his son Moses being a witness to this deed. 
This deed is the key to the ancestry of this 
line, as shown in the public records. Children 
born at Newbury: i. Samuel, mentioned be- 
low. 2. Edward, shipwright, Newbury. 3. 
Elizabeth, married Moses Todd, wig-maker, 
of Newburyport. 4. Joseph, of Exeter. 5. 
Ebenezer, settled in Exeter. 6. John, settled 
in Exeter. 

(IV) Samuel Swasey, son of Joseph 
Swasey (3), was born in Newbury, now New- 
buryport, about 1712. His brothers, Joseph 
and Ebenezer Swasey, of Exeter, sold land 
received in the division of the estate Novem- 
ber 5, 1771, to Joseph Swasey, barber, and 
Stephen Swasey, carpenter, both of Newbury. 
Samuel Swasey remained a resident of New- 
bury. He deeded to his son Moses, doubtless 
the eldest, his land in Haverhill that he bought 
of John Haseltine, mentioned above, consist- 
ing of dwelling house and forty acres of land. 
He attempted to entail the land, bequeathing 
the homestead to Moses and his "eldest male 
heir forever." This land adjoined the farms 
of Captain Daniel Bradley, Jonathan Shepard 
and Nehemiah Emerson, and the deed is dated 
October 25, 1782. Appleton Swasey bought 
the farm of Jonathan Shepard at auction, his 
deed being dated December 26, 1793, and set- 
tled alongside his father. Moses is mention- 
ed below. 

(V) Moses Swasey, son of Samuel Swasey 
(4), was born in Newburyport, about 1735. 
He was the first settler of the name in Haver- 
hill, doubtless coming in 1771 to the farm his 
father bought of John Haseltine and which 
later was deeded to him. He was prominent 
during the revolution in Haverhill, though not 
credited with service in the field. He contrib- 
uted clothing and supplies and actively sup- 
ported the revolution. Among his children 
were Appleton, mentioned below; Stephen, a 
mariner, died in Haverhill in 1804. 

(VI) Appleton Swasey, son of Moses 
Swasey (5), was born in Haverhill, about 
1760. He was a mariner when he bought his 
farm in Haverhill, December 26, 1793. He 
sold this farm in 1820. He married Betsey 
(or Elizabeth) Plummer. He and his wife 
Betsey deeded to Hiram Plummer land left 
by *'their honored father'' (her father) on 
the highway leading from the west bridge to 

the west parish and by Dale's land and Moody 
Chase's land, the deed being dated June 12, 
1 81 7. He was a well-to-do farmer, and lived 
in Haverhill all his life. He was a Baptist in 
religion, and a Democrat in politics. Chil- 
dren born in Haverhill: i. Hiram. 2. 
James. 3. Otis. 4. John. 5. Hazen K. 6. 
Elizabeth, married Captain Elbridge Webster. 
7. Child, died in infancy. 8. William, men- 
tioned below. 

(VII) William Swasey, son of Appleton 
Swasey (6), was born in Haverhill, about 
1808. He was also brought up and educated 
in the common schools of his native town. 
He followed farming from an early age, and 
also engaged in the lumber business, cutting 
timber and hauling it to his mill where it was 
converted into lumber ready for the market 
He was a Democrat in politics, and a Baptist 
in religion. He married Louvina Simpson, 
born in New Hampshire, died in 1849. Chil- 
dren, born in Haverhill : Hiram, James, Otis 
West, born 1837, mentioned below; John A, 
Hazen K., Elizabeth. 

(VIII) Otis West Swasey, son of William 
Swasey (7), was born in Haverhill, 1837. 
He received his early education in the public 
schools of Haverhill. He established his bus- 
iness as manufacturer of blackboards for 
schools, etc., when a young man, and built up 
a very extensive and profitable concern. He 
had an office and factory in Boston, and the 
firm name was Swasey & Company. He re- 
tired from business in 1890, and during the 
remainder of his life attended to his real estate 
and other investments. He died at his home 
in Haverhill, July 19, 1907. He had many 
sterling qualities and stood high in the esti- 
mation and confidence of his townsmen. In 
business he displayed indefatigable integrity 
as well as astuteness in his dealings, and he 
had a perfect mastery of the details of manu- 
facturing and selling his product. He was 
a faithful attendant of the Baptist church. 
In politics he was a Republican, but not active 
in political contests. He married, 1877, S. Fan- 
nie Pecker, born in 1840, daughter of William 
and Mary B. (Smith) Pecker, and grand- 
daughter of Bartholomew Pecker, an early 
ship-builder of Haverhill. Mr. and Mrs. 
Swasey had no children, but adopted a niece, 
Lille Averill, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Decem- 
ber 31, 1878, daughter of Fred. W. and Inez 
S. (Pecker) Averill. Mrs. Swasey was a 
school teacher before her marriage, from 1858 
to 1875, in Haverhill. Her maternal grand- 
father, William Smith, was born in Haverhill; 



joldier in the war of 1812 and was taken 
ir and confined in Dartmoor prison, 
id, being released finally on parole. 
Ti Pecker, her father, was engaged in 
nufacture of boots and shoes in Haver- 
id was superintendent of the Cocheco 
d until it was merged with the Boston 
le railroad. Mrs. Swasey resides in the 
It Haverhill with her daughter. 

Richard Everett, or Evered, 
ilRETT as the name was often spell- 
ed, was the immigrant ances- 
nd was in the employ of William 
3n for several years. It is believed 
; came over with Pynchon, and went to 
.m, now Springfield, with him in 1636, 
he witnessed an Indian deed July 15 of 
ar. August 18, 1636, he was a proprie- 

Dedham, and was a trader. He mar- 
une 29, 1643, Mary Winch, who came 
V England "aged fifteen,'* in the ship 
:is," of Ipswich, England, with the fam- 
Jlowland Stebbins, who settled finally at 
n. Richard Everett was admitted to 
irch at Dedham, March 6, 1646, and his 
lary with him. His children then born 
aptized March 15, 1646. He was made 
nan May 6, 1646; was first on the tax 
1648, and in 1660 was third on the list 
ity-seven proprietors, showing that he 
man of means. In 1650-51 he was a 
3r; was constable 165051-52-53; select- 
)6o-6i, and on various committees. He 
ily 3, 1682; his will was dated May 12, 
proved July 25, 1682. Children: i. 
mentioned below. 2. Israel, baptizied 

15, 1646, died April 4, 1646. 3. Mary, 
September 28, 1638, at Dedham; mar- 
leptember, 1662, James Mackerwithy; 
me 13, 1670. 4. Samuel, born at Ded- 
Jeptember 30, 1639; married, October 
9. Mary Pepper; died March 26, 1717- 
. Sarah, born March 14, 1641 ; died 
r, 1 64 1. 6. James, born March 14, 
died April 21, 1643. 7- Sarah, born 
2, 1644; died December 28, 1677; mar- 
ily 24, 1665, Cornelius Fisher. 8. Abi- 
)m November 19, 1647; rnarried, Feb- 
II, 1677, Matthias PuflFer; died De- 
27. 1685. 9- Israel, born July 14, 

married Abigail . 10. Ruth, 

anuary 14, 1653. ^i- Jedediah, born 

:, 1656; married Rachel ; died 


Captain John Everett, son of Richard 

(i), baptized at Dedham, March 15, 

1646, died there June 17, 1715; married. May 
13, 1662, Elizabeth Pepper, of Roxbury, born 
May 25, 1645, died April i, 1714, daughter of 
Robert and Elizabeth Pepper, of Dedham. He 
was a taxpayer in 1662, and had grants of 
land in 1668 and 1674. He was fence viewer 
eleven times between 167 1 and 1700; constable 
1678-84-98-99; on the committee to run the 
line between Dedham and Dorchester 1682-85- 
86-91-94-97; on committee in 1684-85 to buy 
of Josiah's Sachem the right of land on the 
Neponset river ; on the committee to lay out 
the highway, 1685-86; surveyor of highways, 
1704 and 1706; tithing-man, 1700. He was 
captain of a company of militia in 1693, and in 
King William's war was in command of a 
company in 1695 to protect the settlers in 
New Haven and Massachusetts. His will, 
dated August 16, 1710, proved July 7, 1715, 
removed the entails on land deeded to his 
sons. Children: i. Elizabeth, born Novem- 
ber 6, 1665 ; married John Newcomb. 2. Han- 
nah, born November 14, 1670; married Simon 
Crosby. 3. Bethiah, born October 3, 1673; 
died October 19, 1694; married Peter Thorpe. 

4. John, born June 9, 1676; mentioned below. 

5. William, born January 20, 1678; married, 
February 24, 1703, Rachel Newcomb; died 
1765. 6. Israel, born April 8, 1681. 7. 
Richard, born August 24, 1683; married, 
March 3, 1708-09. Mary Fuller; died 1746. 

(Ill) Deacon John Everett, son of Captain 
John Everett (2), born at Dedham, June 9, 
1676, died March 20, 1750-51 ; married first, 
January 3, 1699-1700, Mary Browne, djed No- 
vember 27, 1748, aged about seventy years; 
married second, August 31, 1749, Mrs. Mary 
Bennett, of Wrentham. He was selectman 
1724 and 1732; on tax list in 1727-32 and 
1742. In 1729 he signed a petition for a new 
parish, which was established in 1730, and 
John Everett was moderator of the first town 
meeting. He was dismissed from the first to 
the second church, June 20, 1736, and was the 
first deacon of the new church. His will, 
dated January i, 1749-50, proved April 2, 
1751, bequeathed to wife Mary and to his 
children and grandchildren. Children: i. 
John, born May i, 1701. 2. Joseph, born July 
31, 1703. 3. Ebenezer, born August 5, 1707; 
mentioned below. 4. Eleazer (twin), born 
July 29, 1710; died young. 5. Marcy (twin), 
born July 29, 1710; married, May 3, 1737, 
Jonathan Newcomb. 6. Eleazer, iDorn Aug- 
ust 10, 1 7 12. 7. Edward, born October 18, 
1714. 8. Hannah, born January 5, 1716-17; 
married Draper. 9. Abigail, born No- 



vember 3, 1718; married, December 16, 1740, 
Captain Eliphalet Fales. 10. Mary, born 
March 8, 1720-21; died April 15, 1808; mar- 
ried, November 24, 1743, Benjamin New- 

(IV) Deacon Ebenezer Everett, son of 
Deacon John Everett (3), born August 5, 
1707, at Dedham, died there June 19, 1778; 
married, March 9, 1743, at North Andover, 
Joanna Stevens, born September, 171 1, died 
June 21, 1 79 1, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Sarah (Sprague) Stevens. In 1731 he bought 
lot 47 at Suncook, New Hampshire, for fifty- 
five pounds; in 1732 he bought for one hun- 
dred and sixty pounds forty acres at Methuen, 
Massachusetts; and in 1743 twelve acres ad- 
joining, for forty-eight pounds. In 1738-39 
he lived in Methuen, but removed about 1745 
to Dedham, when he sold his Methuen land 
and was dismissed from the first church ut 
Methuen. His wife Joanna was dismissed 
from the first church at Andover, and they 
both joined the second church at Dedham, 
where he became deacon November 30, 1760. 
He was selectman 1660 and 1664. His will, 
dated January 10, 1676, proved July 17, 1778, 
bequeathed to wif« Joanna, to sons Ebenezer, 
John, Asa, Aaron, Oliver, and to daughter 
Joanna. Children, second and third born at 
Methuen, the others at Dedham: i. Ebene- 
zer, born October 7, 1734: mentioned below. 
2. John, born June 23, 1736. 3. Asa, born 
August 30, 1739. 4. Andrew, born June 3, 
1741. 5. Joanna, born March 4, 1743-44; died 
at Foxborough, September i, 181 3, unmar- 
ried. 6. Phinehas, born -September i, 1745. 
7. Aaron» born June 5, 1748. 8. Moses, bom 
July 15, 1750. 9. Oliver, born June 11, 1752. 

(V) Captain Ebenezer Everett, son of Eb- 
enezer Everett (4), born at Dedham, October 
7, 1734, died at Bradford, October i, 1808; 
married first, December 16, 1756, at Dedham, 
Abigail Bacon, born July 24, 1738, at Dedham, 
died June 12, 1789, daughter of William and 
Abigail (Dean) Bacon; married second, 
March 22, 1791, at Dedham, Abigail (Fisher) 
Kingsbury, born March 8, 1735, died June 14, 
1809, daughter of Eleazer and Mary (Pen- 
man) Fisher, and widow of Jeremiah Kings- 
bury, who died June 3, 1788, aged fifty-seven 
years. Ebenezer Everett lived at Dedham, 
and joined the second church March 2, 1760, 
with his wife. He was elected deacon July 30, 
1778. He was town treasurer in 1789. He 
was a soldier in the French and Indian war, 
also in the revolution, being captain of the 
seventh company, under Colonel William Mc- 

intosh, First SuflFolk regiment. He resigned 
on account of ill health in 1780. His will, 
dated November 25, 1805, proved November 

1, 1808, bequeathed to wife Abigail; to daugh- 
ters Abigail Guild and Chloe Everett; to son 
Ebenezer and grandson Moses Everett. His 
brother, Aaron Everett, of Foxborough, was 
executor. Children, born at Dedham: i. A 
daughter, born March, 1759; died April 4. 
1759. 2. Abigail, born August 8, 1760; died 
August II, 1822; married, September 18, 
1788, Moses Guild, Jr. 2. Ebenezer, baptized 
April 3, 1763; died April 15, 1765. 4. Ebene- 
zer, born May 12, 1766; mentioned below. 
5. Chloe, baptized May 6, 1781 ; died January 
7, 1820; married as second wife November 21, 
1805, Joel Andrews, son of Daniel and Han- 
nah Andrews. 

(V^I) Ebenezer Everett, son of Ebenezer 
Everett (5), born at Dedham, May 12, 1766, 
died March 15, 1842. He and his brother 
Moses inherited their father's estate, and his 
homestead was in what is now Norwood. He 
married first, August 27, 1788, at Dedham, 
Mille Gay, born June 20, 1770, died April 
15, 1790, at Dedham, daughter of Jesse and 
Sarah Gay; married second, August 14, 1792, 
at Dedham, Sarah Morse, born February 22, 
1771-72, died November 10, 1828, daughter of 
Oliver and Sarah Morse. She owned the 
covenant at the second church at Dedham, 
June 16, 1805. Child of first wife: i. Moses, 
born February 4, 1790. Children of second 
wife: 2. Ebenezer. born November 30, 1792. 
3. Willard, born July 29, 1795 ; mentioned 
below. 4. Infant, born December i, 1797; 
died December 4, 1797. 5. Oliver, born No- 
vember II, 1798. 6. Charles, born November 

2, 1800. 7. Mille G., born February 6, 1803; 
died May 20, 1848; married, December 16, 
1825, Joseph Clapp. 8. Leonard, born Jan- 
uary 8, 1805 ; died at sea, unmarried. 9. Vina 
M., born August 30, 1806; died May 17, 1877; 
married, June 21, 1735, Samuel E. Pond. 10. 
Lewis, born June 13, 1809; died July 31, 1864. 

(VII) Deacon Willard Everett, son of Eb- 
enezer Everett (6), born July 29, 1795, died 
November 27, 1851. He learned the trade of 
cabinet maker of Jabez Boyden, and about 
1820 succeeded him in business in South Ded- 
ham. He built up a large and profitable man- 
ufacturing business and accumulated much 
property for those days. In 1850 his two sons, 
Willard and George, were admitted into part- 
nership under the firm name of Willard Ever- 
ett & Co. This firm was dissolved in 1868. 
He married, May 27, 1821, at Dedham, Lucy 



in, born December 5, 1797, (January 5, 
8, according to genealogy, died June 8, 
o, daughter of Ebenezer, born May 17, 
2, died October 23, 1854) and Lois Dean 
m July 24, 1773, died December i, 1842). 
Idren: i. Willard Jr., born October 28, 
2; died November 27, 1857; married, No- 
iber 28, 1844, Sarah R. Morse, of Walpole. 
jeorge, born February 5, 1826; mentioned 
)w. 3. J. Edward, born June 12, 1831. 4. 
ncis E., born May 17, 1839; married Clara 

VIII) George Everett, son of Deacon 
Hard Everett (7). born February 5, 1826, 
South Dedham. died suddenly in Boston, 
tieart disease, January 6, 1881. He was a 
inet maker by trade, and was engaged in 
iness with his father. After the death of 
father he continued in the business with his 
thers Edward and Francis E., retaining the 
1 name until the business was dissolved in 
8. The first extension tables that came in- 
jeneral use were manufactured and put on 
market by this firm. They had a large and 
I equipped factory near the Norwood Cen- 

Depot, and large warerooms in Boston, 
•il 19, 1861, he was on a committee of 
Ive to consider and take action for the 
n on the crisis in the country preceding the 
1 war. He resided until 1850 with his 
ler in Dedham. He retired from active 
iness in 1868. He married. July 21, 1847, 
a D. Ellis, born in Dedham, July 21, 1823, 
ghter of Jesse and Julia (Dean) Ellis. 
Idren: i. Alice Julia, born August 6, 
8; died January 22, 1850. 2. Laura Caro- 
, bom November 10, 1850; died July 18, 
2. 3. Willard Eugene, born June 13, 
3; married. October 2, 1878, Ida E. Wood- 
y, of Ashburnham ; children : i. Bernice f. ; 
ithel M.. resides at Turners Falls, Massa- 
setts. 4. George F., born August 7, 1855 ; 
1 August 23, 1863. 5. Herbert, born July 
1859; died October 26, 1887. 6. Richard 
mentioned below. 

IX) Richard B. Everett, son of George 
rrett (8), was born January 6, 1864. He 
.M*ved his education in the public schools of 
th Dedham, now Norwood, where he 
d. with a course at the Bryant & Stratton 
imercial College and Chauncey Hall in 
ton. He was for a number of years en- 
?d in the grain business, but has retired. 
married, April 23, 1900, Florence E. 
ker, of Norwood, daughter of Robert and 
?cca Walker. 

James Burdakin, founder 
BURDAKIN of the family of that name 

in Massachusetts, was born 
in England. It is said that he was of a wealthy 
family but of an adventurous disposition. He 
located in Boston about 1785. He purchased 
of Thomas Smith, by deed dated October 16, 
1793, a lot of land fifty by eighty feet situate 
on the westerly side of Pleasant street, Bos- 
ton, and built his dwelling house thereon. He 
was himself a houscwright by trade. He mar- 
ried, June 6, 1791, Patty (Martha) Jackson, 
of Roxbury. Massachusetts ; Rev. Samuel 
Stillman performed the marriage ceremony. 
James Burdakin died in 1797, and his widow 
Martha became insane, disappeared, and none 
of her family ever heard when or where she 
died or where her body was buried. Children, 
born in Boston: i. Joseph, mentioned below. 
2. John. 3. Thomas James. 

(II) Joseph Burdakin, son of James Bur- 
dakin (i), born in Boston, 1792; married 
there, November 8, 1812, Nancy Clark, born 
November 14, 1795, died October 30, 1884, 
daughter of John and Nancy (Curtin) Clark. 
He died March 23, 1829. He had a common 
school education, and learned the trade of 
tailor. Later he studied medicine and became 
what was called a Thomsonian doctor, prac- 
ticing in Boston in winter, and in Middlebury, 
\^erniont, in summer. In Vermont he did a 
thriving business, patients coming to him from 
long distances. In 1818 he resided in No. 6 
Middle (now Hanover) street; at another 
time he kept a shoe store at 103 Court street, 
Boston, and resided at 13 Cambridge street. 
In Colonel Clapp's "History of the Boston 
Light Infantry," published many years ago, in 
the Boston Saturday E^'cning Gazette, it ap- 
pears that Joseph Burdakin joined that organ- 
ization in July, 1 814, and served about seven 
years. In October, 1814. during the war of 
18 1 2, he served with his country at Fort 
Strong, in Boston ?I arbor. After his death 
his widow married, in 1831, Victor Eaton, of 
Reading, Massachusetts. He died November 
14, 1847, She had no children by her second 
marriage. She died October 30, 1884. Chil- 
dren of Joseph and Nancy (Clark) Burdakin: 
I. Joseph, born February 9, 181 3; died No- 
vember 7, 1 89 1. 2. John Clark, born Febru- 
ary 14, 1815; mentioned below. 3. Harriet 
Clark, born January 2. 1818; died October 28, 
1887. 4. Mary Ann, born October 16, 1820; 
died November 18, 1896. 

(III) John Clark Burdakin, son of Joseph 



Bnrdakin (2), born in Middlebury, Vermont, 
February 14, 181 5, died November 5, 1887. 
He was brought up by his grandfather, John 
Clark, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and by 
his aunt, Mary Kent, of West Newton, Mass- 
achusetts. At an early age he entered the em- 
ploy of Francis Draper, in his britannia-ware 
factory at East Cambridge. He afterward 
embarked in business on his own account, 
opening a meat and provision store in the base- 
ment of the Methodist Episcopal church at 
East Cambridge. His business prospered, and 
later he established a large market at the cor- 
ner of Cambridge and Fourth streets, in East 
Cambridge, and continued with much success 
for a number of years. During the last few 
years of his life he was the custodian of the 
Middlesex county court-house at East Cam- 
bridge. He was a constable for many years. 
He was a man of strong sympathies and firm 
convictions. In his younger days he became 
an intense Abolitionist, and his house was for 
a time a station of the historic "Underground 
Railroad," on which runaway slaves made 
their way to Canada and freedom. He voted 
with the Free Soil party during its existence, 
and followed its leaders into the Republican 
party at its organization, remaining a loyal 
and influential Republican to the day of his 
death. Though he never sought public office, 
he was selected several times an overseer of 
the poor of Cambridge. ?Ie was an earnest 
supporter of the temperance movement. In 
religion he was liberal, and was one of the 
founders of the Universalist church in East 
Cambridge, one of its deacons, for a time sup- 
erintendent of its Sunday school. Few men in 
Cambridge w^ere better known and none more 
respected than Mr. Burdakin. He married, 
June 20, 1838, Catherine Eliza Nutting, born 
at Pepperell, Massachusetts, December 20, 
1818, died January 18, 1904, daughter of 
Joseph and Pamelia (Williams) Nutting. 
Children: i. John Howard, born November 
3, 1840; mentioned below. 2. Mary Eliza, 
born February 28, 1842; died in Cambridge, 
June 27, 1905 ; married, December 16, 1866, 
Alphonso M. Lunt, of East Cambridge ; child : 
Fred Elmer Lunt, born in East Cambridge, 
April 6, 1869, residing in Somerville, Mass- 
achusetts. 3. Belina, born February 7, 1844; 
(lied in Cambridge, April 15, 1894; married, 
December 22, 1869, Rev. Frank Maguire, 
pastor of the Second Universalist Church of 
East Cambridge; child: Marion B. Maguire, 
born December i, 1870. 4. Edward Luther, 
born January 21, 1853; married, September 

30, 1875, Alice H. Barry, of Charlestown, 
Massachusetts ; children : i. John Austin, born 
March 16, 1878, married, June 19, 1906, Lil- 
lian L. French, of Westwood, Massachusetts; 
ii. Edward Chester, born February 4, 1883. 

(IV) John Howard Burdakin, son of John 
Clark Burdakin (3), was born in Cambridge, 
November 3, 1840. He spent the years of his 
youth in his native town and attended the 
public schools there. At the age of seventeen 
he entered the employ of William V. Thomp- 
son, a conveyancer, whose office was in Bos- 
ton. He then accepted an appointment in the 
Middlesex registry of deeds at Cambridge. 
In the early part of the civil war, while he was 
visiting in New York City, he enlisted in the 
Twenty-second regiment, New York National 
Guard, and served subsequently at Harper's 
Ferry, Winchester, and elsewhere in the 
Shenandoah Valley. After he was mustered 
out he returned to Massachusetts, and in 1863 
found employment as clerk in the Norfolk 
registry of deeds at Dedham, Massachusetts, 
under James Ford, register. Early in 1873, 
upon the passage of an act authorizing the 
register of deeds to appoint an assistant, Mr. 
Burdakin received the appointment. Mr. 
Ford having declined a re-election in 1873, 
Mr. Burdakin received the Republican nomin- 
ation and was elected his successor. Since 
that time by successive re-elections he has held 
the office to the present time, both parties unit- 
ing in nominating him. He has performed 
his duties with efficiency and has the utmost 
confidence and approval of the members of the 
bar and of the citizens of the county. Mr. 
Burdakin is a member of Dedham Post, No. 
144, Grand Army of the Republic ; of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society; cur- 
ator and librarian of the Dedham Historical 
Society; and trustee of the Dedham Public 
Library. He married, November 18, 1874, 
Ella L. Smith, born in Dedham, April 22, 
1850, daughter of Nathaniel and Mary E. 
(Phillips) Smith. Children, born in Dedham: 

1. Leslie Richards, born September 16, 1884. 

2. Lillian, born August 5, 1887. 

John Nutting, immigrant an- 
NUTTING cestor of this family, born in 

England, came to Massachu- 
setts not long before 1650, probably from 
county Kent. He was one of the petitioners 
for the township of Chelmsford in the spring 
of 1655. He joined the church July 13, 1656, 
and was one of eight contributors to buy cat- 
echisms for the church, May 30, 1660, his 



share being eleven shillings three pence. His 
three eldest children were baptized August 3, 
1656. He removed to Groton, Massachusetts, 
and was one of the proprietors of that town. 
He owned one hundred acres of land bound- 
ed on the north by Captain Josiah Park's land, 
on the south by Bacldicook Pond, and on the 
east by the town commons. He had other land 
on the other side of the river. He had a sub- 
stantial house that was used as one of the gar- 
risons. When the Indians descended upon 
Groton, in King Philip's war, his garrison was 
taken, he was slain, and two others wounded. 
His widow w^ent to live in Woburn, where her 
sister Ruth, wife of Samuel Blodgett, was 
living. His sons John and James settled in 
Grcton after the war; his sons Jonathan and 
Ebenezer settled in Cambridge and Med ford, 
Massachusetts. Children: i. John, born 
August 25, 165 1 ; mentioned below. 2. James, 
born June 30, 1653. 3- Mary, born January 
30, 1654-55. The children just mentioned, 
were baptized August 3, 1656. 4. Sarah, born 
at Groton May 29, 1663; married John Stone. 
6. Ebenezer, born August 23, 1666, resided at 
Cambridge and Med ford. 7. Jonathan, born 
October 17, 1668. 8. Deborah, born in Gro- 
ton ; resided in Concord. 

(H) John Nutting, son of John Nutting 
Ci), was born in Chelmsford. August 25, 
1 65 1. He removed to Groton with his par- 
ents, left that town when it was ravaged by 
the Indians, but returned and settled on his 
father's estates after the war. He married at 
Groton, December 11, 1674, Mary Parker, 
who died January 3, 1707-08. Children, born 
at Groton: i. John. 2. Daniel. 3. Ebene- 
zer, born November 20, 1686; mentioned be- 
low. 4. Jonathan, born July 7, 1689, ances- 
tor of the leading family of this name in Gro- 
ton. 5. Eleazer. 

(Ill) Ebenezer Nutting, son of John Nut- 
ting (2), was born in Groton, November 20, 
1686. He married, at Groton, Ruth Shattuck, 
December 13, 171 1. (See Shattuck family). 
She was baptized June 23, 1728. Children, 
born at Groton: i. James, born April 10, 
17 13. 2. Ruth, baptized June 26, 17 15. 3. 
Abigail, born February 8, baptized April 20, 
17 17. 4. Ebenezer, baptized November 24, 
1 7 19. 5. Lydia, bom April 28, 1721. 6. 
David, born August 20, 1724. 7. Jacob, born 
February 9, 1727-28. 8. Benjamin, born De- 
cember 30, 1730. 9. Aaron, baptized Sep- 
tember I, 1734. 10. Phebe, born May 28, 
1737, baptized Jgne 12 following. 

(IV^) Ebenezer Nutting, son of Ebenezer 
Nutting (3), was baptized November 24, 
1 7 19. He settled in that part of Groton set 
off as PepperelU He married, March 22, 1741, 
at Groton. 

(V) Ebenezer Nutting, son of Ebenezer 
Nutting (4), was born about 1749. He was 
brought up in Groton in the section that be- 
came Pepperell. He was a soldier in the rev- 
olution, a private in his brother's company 
from Pepperell, Captain John Nutting's, in 
Colonel William Prescott's regiment, on the 
Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775; was cor- 
poral in the same company and regiment dur- 
ing the summer following, and was doubtless 
at the battle of Bunker Hill. He died in Pep- 
perell, in 1 82 1. He married first, Hannah 
Shepard ; second, Sally (Kidder) Ball, widow. 
Children of first wife: i. Polly, born 1787. 
2. Joseph, born January 17, 1789; mentioned 
below. Children of second wife: 3. Tres- 
cott. 4. Hannah. 5. Sally. 6. Susan. 7. 

(VI) Joseph Nutting, son of Ebenezer 
Nutting (5), born in Pepperell, January 17, 
1789; died at East Cambridge, Massachusetts, 
May 15, 1841 ; married, August 17, 1813, Pa- 
melia Williams, of Pepperell, born there 
March 17, 1795, died December 29, 1875, 
daughter of Jonah and Dolly Williams. He 
settled at East Cambridge. Children: i. 
Pamelia, born October 16, 1814, died July 6, 
1897; married, first, Joseph Holbrook; chil- 
dren : i. Joseph Holbrook, Jr., born June 16, 
1831, died June 25, 1831 ; ii. Pamelia Hol- 
brook, born 1832, died November 9, 1851 ; iii. 
Joseph Holbrook, Jr., born September 24, 
1834, died October 14, 1835; iv. Richard Hol- 
brook, born February 20, 1836, died June 23, 
1836. Pamelia (Nutting) Holbrook married 
second, Joseph R. Knight ; children : v. 
Emma R. Knight, born October 23, 1850, mar- 
ried, January 27, 1874, Arthur L. Burdakin; 
vi. Edward J. D. Knight, born January 18, 
1857, died March 2^, 1857. 2. Joseph Ed- 
ward, born October 12, 1816, died at San 
Francisco, California, June 13, 1899; married 
Harriet Belina (Burgess) Smith, widow, who 
died at San PVancisco, September 4, 1900. 3. 
Catherine Eliza, born December 20, 18 18, died 
January 18, 1904; married John Clark Bur- 
dakin, June 20, 1838. (See sketch of Burda- 
kin family herewith). 4. James Luther, born 
February 9, 1821, died May 31, 1824. 5. 
James Luther, born July 11, 1825, died June 
6, 1882. 



The Hart family is well distributed 
HART through England, Scotland, Ire- 
land and America. In spelling the 
usage varies widely. We find Hart, Hartt, 
Harte, Heart and Hearte, besides the ancient 
O'Hart of Ireland. The O'Hart family is 
traced back in O'Hart's Irish pedigrees to 
Milesius of Spain, and, in turn, Milesius has a 
pedigree traced back to the Biblical genealo- 
gies of Adam. From 1699 B. C. the kings of 
Ireland with the dates of their reigns are 
given in this work. Some of the descendants 
have used the spellings Hart and Harte, omit- 
ting the particle "O." Another branch of the 
Irish family of Hart is of English origin, 
descending from Stephen Hart of Westmill, 
Hertfordshire, living about 1300, through Sir 
Percival Hart, born about 1500, who is the 
ancestor of families in Clare, Limerick and 
Kerry, Ireland. 

Malachi Hart was born in county Cork, Ire- 
land, and lived there all his life. He married 
Ellen Desmond. Children: Michael, Daniel 
D., Patrick, Malachi, Mary, Bridget, Ellen. 
All these lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

John Desmond Hart, son of Malachi Hart, 
was born July 10, 1819, in Roscarberry, coun- 
ty Cork, Ireland, and received his early educa- 
tion in his native parish. He came to America 
when a young man, and found employment 
first on the new railroad from Andover to 
Boston. He had charge of the cement work 
on the large dam built during the construc- 
tion of this railroad. Later he was gardener 
for General Henry K. Oliver, of Lawrence. 
He finally embarked in businvrss en his own 
account, and for twenty-five years was a retail 
grocer in Lawrence. He acquired a com- 
petence, and sold out his business about 1879. 
He lived in retirement the rest of his days. 
He died at his home in Lawrence, January 
18, 1900. He was a loyal Roman Catholic in 
religion, and served his parish on the com- 
mittee that purchased land for the church. He 
was a generous contributor to the charities 
and to his church. He was a Democrat in 
politics, and a citizen of large influence. He 
married, October 13, 1853, Ann Lawler, born 
August 29, 1825, daughter of Philip Lawler. 
Children: i. Malachi P., born July 31, 1854. 
2. Ellen N., born March 5, 1856; married F. 
J. Riley, of Boston, Massachusetts. 3. Frank 
P.. born September 20, 1858. 4. Mary, born 
April I, i860; died March i, 1863. 5. John 
B., born January 13, 1862; died March 30, 
1863. 6. Annie L., bom September 24, 1863; 
married Dr. William J. Sullivan, of Lawrence. 

The origin of this surname is 
TUCKER somewhat uncertain, but it is 

supposed to be one of those 
derived from a trade that of "fuller" or "tuck- 
er.'' The family is ancient in England, and 
has arms of record for 1079 and 1080: Barry 
wavy of ten, argent and azure on a chevron 
embattled between three sea-horses naiant or, 
fi\e gouttes-de-poix. Crest: a lion's gamb, 
erased and erect gules, charged with three bil- 
lets in pale or, holding in the foot a battle-ax 
argent, handle of the second. Motto: Nil 
desperandum. George Tucker, of Milton- 
next-Gravesend, England, was a man of note 
in that ancient place. Queen Elizabeth con- 
veyed the manor to him in 1572. Of the 
twelve principal inhabitants of Gravesend and 
Milton, in 1572, George Tucker is mentioned 
as third. Henry Tucker was mayor of Graves- 
end and Milton in 1637. Soon after this the 
Tucker family disappears and no further trace 
of it is found in the records of Gravesend and 
Milton, confirming the generally accepted tra- 
dition that about this time the younger mem- 
bers of the family emigrated to America. 

(I) Robert Tucker is supposed to have 
come to this country with a company from 
Weymouth, England, with Rev. Dr. Hull, to 
Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he was in 
1635. He afterwards removed to Gloucester, 
where he held the office of recorder, and where 
it is probable that some of his children were 
born. He went back to Weymouth and held 
several important offices there. About the 
time that the town of Milton was incorporated 
in 1662, he removed to Milton and purchased 
several adjoining lots on Brush Hill, of 
Widow Farnsworth, Elder Henry Withington 
and Mrs. Fenno, containing in all about one 
hundred and seventeen acres, and bordering 
on lands that his son James had purchased 
sometime previous. He was town clerk for 
several years and deputy to the general court. 
He was active in the church, being on the 
church committee. He died March 11, 1682, 
at the age of seventy-eight. He married 
Elizabeth Allen. Children: i. Sarah, born 
March 17, 1639: married Peter Warren. 2. 
James, born 1640; mentioned below. 3. 
Joseph, born 1643. 4. Elizabeth, born 1644; 
married Ebenezer Clapp. 5. Benjamin, bom 
1646; married Ann Payson. 6. Ephraim, 
born 1652 ; married September 2^^ 1688, Han- 
nah Gulliver." 7. Manasseh, born 1654; mar- 
ried Waitstill Sumner; died 1743. 8. Rebecca, 

married Fenno. 9. Mary, married 

Samuel Jones. 



(II) James Tucker, son of Robert Tucker 
(i), born 1640, died March 13, 1717-18; mar- 
ried Rebecca, daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
Tolman, of Dorchester. Children: i. Re- 
becca, born November i, 1673; married, 
March i, 1714, Ephraim Wilson, of Dedham. 
2. Experience, born August 19, 1676. 3. 
James, born April 10, 1680; mentioned below. 
4. Elizabeth, born December 18, 1681 ; mar- 
ried, January 14, 1701, John Parson, of Rox- 
bury. 5. Ebenezer, born May 20, 1682; mar- 
ried, December 12, 1706, Jemima Daniels, of 
Milton. 6. Sarah, born September 14, 1684; 
married Thomas Heron. 

(III) James Tucker, son of James Tucker 
(2), born in Milton, April 10, 1680, died De- 
cember 22, 1750; married, March i, 1707, 
Sarah Baker, of Dedham, who was admitted 
to full communion in the church May 4, 1707, 
and died September 16, 1756, in the seventy- 
fourth year of her age. Children: i. Abi- 
gail, born December 30, 1708; married James 
Blake. 2. James, born September 30, 17 10; 
married, 1733, Rebecca Swift; died December 

7, 1752. 3. Jeremiah, born January 12, 1713; 
married, 1738, Mary Wadsworth; died Aug- 
ust 28, 1775. 4. Sarah, born June 4, 1715; 
married William Babcock. 5. Daniel, born 
September 13, 1717; died September 12, 1718. 
6. Samuel, born July 8, 1719; mentioned be- 
low. 7. Timothy, born April 13, 1721 ; mar- 
ried, 1755, Mindwell Ingraham ; died 1805. 

8. Ebenezer, born i\pril 2^^ 1723; married, 
1747, Mary Sumner, died 1797. 9. Joseph, 
born July 8, 1725; married, June 4, 1754, 
Mary Dana, of Pom fret, Connecticut. 

(IV) Captain Samuel Tucker, son of 
James Tucker (3), born in Milton, July 8, 
1719, died in Canton, March 17. 1796; mar- 
ried, December 3, 1747, Abigail Shepard, born 
1729, died March 23, 1792, daughter of Major 
John and Rebecca (Fenno) Shepard, of 
Stoughton. He removed from Milton to Can- 
ton, Massachusetts, in 1752, and settled on the 
easterly side of the York road, where the old 
cellar hole and well are or were lately still to 
be seen opposite the residence of the late Na- 
thaniel Tucker, his grandson. Children: i. 
John, baptized November 6, 1748; married, 
April 24, 1772, Rachel Thompson ; died De- 
cember 12, 1826. 2. Samuel, born March 4, 
1753 » mentioned below. 3. Lemuel, born De- 
cember, 1757: died unmarried, December 17, 
1761. 4. Daniel, born December 16, 1760; 
marriedi November 3, 1777, Bethia Gill; died 
August 21, 1823. 5. Jedediah, born March 
29. 1761 ; married Lucy Wood; died 1818. 6. 

Simeon, born July 14, 1766; married, October 
23, 1788, Milla Hartwell; died July 20, 1843. 

(V) Samuel Tucker, son of Capt. Samuel 
Tucker (4), born in Stoughton, Massachu- 
setts, March 4, 1753, died February 29, 1820; 
married, November 30, 1780, Olive Thurston, 
born 1760, died November 12, 1843; daughter 
of John and Dorcas Thurston. Children: i. 
Samuel, born February 4, 1782; mentioned be- 
low. 2. John, born June 19, 1786; married 
]\Iary Billings, born 1791, died 1881 ; he died 
April 7, 1858. 3. Dorcas, born October 6, 
1788; married, 1810, Jesse Fenno; died Aug- 
ust 2y, 1855. 4. David, born September 23, 
1790; married Cordelia Studley, of Warren. 
5. Olive, born April 22, 1793; married, 1819, 
Daniel Alden, of Bridgewater, borq 1791 ; 
died September, 1825. 6. Jedediah, born Sep- 
tember 13, 1795; married, 1828, Adaline P. 
Watson, of Braintree, born 1808, died 1884, 
at East Stoughton ; he died October 28, 1878. 7. 
Joseph, born 1797; died 1862, in New Hamp- 
shire. 8. Elizabeth, born 1799; married, 1833, 
Horatio Nichols. 9. Zachariah, married Lu- 
cinda Mann. 

(VI) Samuel Tucker, son of Samuel Tuck- 
er (5), born in Stoughton, February 4, 1782, 
died December 19, 1837; married Caty Mc- 
Kendry, born February 27, 1783, died April 
28, 1863, daughter of Archibald and Sarah 
(Crane) McKendry, of Stoughton. Children: 
I. Elias, born September 29, 1805; married, 
November i, 1839, Mary Houghton, of Mil- 
ton; he died August 18, 1871 ; she died Octo- 
ber 4, 1907. 2. Catherine, born October 22, 
1807; married Elisha Mann Jr., of Randolph. 
3. Gerry, born February 22^ 181 1; married 
first, 1840, Hannah Dunbar; second, 1849; 
Irene Beale, of Cohasset. who died 1862. 4. 
Aaron Everett, born June 25, 1813; mention- 
ed below. 5. Julia, born June 25, 181 5; mar- 
ried, 1869, Darius Littlefield, of East Stough- 
ton. 6. Dorcas, born March 6, 1818; died un- 
married, May 23, 1842. 7. Harriet, born 
March 18, 1820; married, August 30, 1840, 
Hon. Elias Ames, of Bridgewater. 8. Eme- 
line, born January, 1823 ; died June 19, 1823. 
9. Emeline, born February 20, 1825 ; died 
August 10, 1825. 10. Eunice H., born April 30, 
1828: died unmarried, January 8, i8p5. 

(VH) Aaron Everett Tucker, son of Sam- 
uel Tucker (6), born June -25, 181 3. died Sep- 
tember 30, 1898; married first, October 6, 
1840, Eliza Ann Tabor, of Randolph, born 
March 12, 1823, died May 17, 1863. He mar- 
ried second, February 2, 1865, Ellen Kendrick, 
of Newton, born June 2y, 1832. Children, all 



by first wife: i. Lucius Everett, born Aug- 
ust 6, 1844; married, December 5, 1877, Etta 
Ropes, of Danvers; died March 23, 1895. 2. 
Anne Eliza, born April 20, 1846; married, 
1870, William F. Colby, of Rockland, Maine. 
3. Adelia (twin), born January 10, 1852; 
died young. 4. Adelaide A., (twin), born Janu- 
ary 10, 1852; married Samuel H. Capen; (see 
Capen family). 5. Isabelle, born March 25, 
i860; married, August, 1888, Abram E. De- 

Bernard Capen, immigrant an- 
CAPEN cestor of the old American fam- 
ilies of this name, was born in 
England, 1552, and came from Dorchester, 
England, about February 26, 1632. He mar- 
ried "on Monday in Whitsun, 1596,'' Joan 
Purchase, daughter of Oliver Purchase. He 
was one of the original grantees of Dprches- 
ter, Massachusetts; proprietor, August 5, 
1633; admitted freeman. May 25, 1636. The 
original homestead was upon Washington 
street near Wheatland avenue. The family 
has been prominent in Dorchester from the 
first settlement to the present time. Among 
the most influential and useful citizens of the 
town have been the lineal male descendants of 
Bernard Capen. He lived but a few years 
after coming to the new world. He died No- 
vember 8, 1638, aged seventy-six years. The 
stone which marked his grave was the first 
tombstone of the Massachusetts Bay colony, 
and is now preserved by the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, Boston. His 
will, dated October 9, 1638, proved Novem- 
ber 19, 1652, bequeathed to wife and son John. 
He probably had a sister who married George 
Dyer, whom he calls his "brother Dyer," and 
makes him overseer of his estate in will. The 
widow Joan died March 26, 1653, aged sev- 
enty-five years. The widow Dorothy Upsall, 
widow of Nicholas Upsall, of Dorchester, 
names John Capen as her brother and Eliza- 
beth Swift and Honour Hannam as her sis- 
ters. Children, born in England: i. Ruth, 
born August 7, 1600. 2. Susanna, born April 
II, 1602; died November 30, 1666, (believed 
by Stiles and others to have married first Wil- 
liam Rockwell and second Matthew Grant). 
3. John, 'born January 26, 1612; mentioned 
below. (See genealogy in "Thayer Memor- 
ial," and Pope's "Pioneers of Massachu- 

(H) Captain John Capen, son of Bernard 
Capen f i ) , was born in England, January 26, 
16 1 2. He came from Dorchester, England. 

with his parents in February, 1632, and 
settled at Dorchester, Massachusetts. He 
was admitted a freeman in 1634; ordained 
deacon of Dorchester church, February 13, 
1658, and served thirty-three years and two 
months in that office; was selectman of Dor- 
chester sixteen years; representative in gen- 
eral court six years ; town clerk thirteen years ; 
a military officer fifty years, the last rank he 
held being that of captain of the entire militia 
of the town. He married first, Redegon, 
daughter of Nicholas Clapp, of Venn Ottery, 
England, and Dorchester, Massachusetts, Oct- 
ober 20, 1637; married second, September 20, 
1647, Mary, daughter of Samuel Bass, of 
Braintree, Massachusetts. Three letters of 
courtship written by him to his second wife 
before marriage have been preserved. He 
died April 4, 1692. His widow Mary died 
June 29, 1704, aged seventy-three. Children 
of first wife: i. Joanna, born October 3, 
1638; died November 19, 1638. 2. John, 
born October 21, 1639. Children of second 
wife: 3. Samuel, mentioned below. 4. Mary. 
5. Bernard. 6. Preserved, born March 4; 
1656-57. 7. Joseph, born December 29, 1658. 

8. Hannah, born October i, 1662. 9. Eliza- 
beth, born December 29, 1666. 

(HI) Samuel Capen, son of Captain John 
Capen (2), born in Dorchester, about 1638; 
married Susannah Payson, April 9, 1673. Chil- 
dren, born at Dorchester: i. Samuel, born 
February i, 1673-74; died June 5, 1674. 2. 
Samuel, born November 4, 1675 ; died Jan- 
uary 6, 1676. 3. Hopestill, born October 13, 
1677. 4. Mary, born September 23, 1679. 5. 
Ebenezer, born April 30, 1682 ; died November 
I, 1682. 6. Edward, born September 24, 1683. 
7. Samuel, born March i, 1686; mentioned be- 
low. 8. Susannah, born November 10, 1688. 

9. Jabish, born March 3, 1690. 10. Jonathan, 
born March 17, 1691. 11. Susannah, born 
September 5, 1693. 12. John, born June 19, 
1696. 13. Elizabeth, born September 28, 

(IV) Samuel Capen, son of Samuel Capen 
(3), was born March i, 1686. He had two 
sons and perhaps other children: i. Josiah, 
married Charity Dwelley, of Dorchester, Jan- 
uary I, 1744; two sons settled in Watertown. 
(2. Robert. 

(V) Robert Capen, son of Samuel Capen 
(4), born about 1720; married, November i, 
1744, Jane Lyon, of Dorchester. He lived 
near the meeting house in Stoughton, Massa- 
chusetts. Children: i. Samuel, mentioned 
below. 2. Lydia, born February 27, 1747. 3. 



Robert, bom February 28, 1749; died Febru- 
ary 9, 1750. 4. Robert, born August 11, 
1750; died August 1752. 5. Sarah, born 
April 12, 1751 ; died May 7, 1755. 6. Robert, 
lK)rn August 2, 1752. 7. Waitstill, born Sep- 
tember 25, 1753. 8. Bethiah, born September 
^9» 1756- 9. Andrew. .10. Hannah. 

(VI) Samuel Capen, son of Robert Capen 
(5), was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, 
1745. He was called "Junior" to distinguish 
him from another Samuel Capen then living in 
the town. From 1767 to 1787 he kept the old 
Tucker tavern in that part of Stoughton now 
Canton. This tavern was built by Deacon 
Tucker, one of the first settlers of the town, 
in 1742, "on the common and most general 
road to Rhode Island." Samuel was a famous 
singer and composer, author of a book con- 
taing some exquisite tunes entitled "Norfolk 
Harmony," and at his house often held meet- 
ings of the singing club. From the tavern at 
South Canton he removed to a house on Pleas- 
ant street. Canton, (built by John Wentworth 
Jr. ) and lived there until his death, October 
7. 1809. General Elijah Crane succeeded him 
as keeper of the old tavern. Samuel Capen 
(2d as the record has it) was a private from 
Stoughton in Captain Simeon Leach's com- 
pany. Colonel Benjamin Gill's regiment, sent 
to fortify Dorchester Heights, March 4, 
1776; sergeant also in Captain Leach's 
company, Colonel Gill's regiment, statipned 
at Braintree, March 21, 1776, when there 
were British ships in Boston harbor. He 
had perhaps other service, there being sev- 
eral of this name in Stoughton during the rev- 
olution. In his will proved December, 1809, 
he bequeaths to widow Elizabeth, children 
Samuel and Olive Wentworth, and grand- 
daughter Eliza, daughter of John Capen, de- 
ceased. He married, August 6, 1767, Eliza- 
beth Withington. Children, bom at Canton: 
I. Robert, born May i, 1768. 2. John, born 
March 11, 1770. 3. Olive, born September 
28, 1772; married Nathaniel Wentworth. 4. 
Samuel, bom May 27, 1777; mentioned be- 

f VH) Samuel Capen, son of Samuel Capen 
C6), was born in the old tavern at South 
Canton, May 27, 1777. He resided in Canton, 
and held many offices of trust and honor in 
the town. He died January 22, 1863, in the 
house he erected at Canton Corner, in 1849. 
He was a prominent manufacturer of hats 
(luring his active life. He was for three years 
a representative to the general court from 
Canton ; town clerk a number of years, and 

town treasurer for twenty-one years. He was 
a director of the Neponset Bank, now the Ne- 
ponset National Bank of Canton. In politics 
he was a Democrat ; in religion a Universalist. 
He married Lois Howard. Children, born at 
Canton: i. John, born April 28, 1808. 2. 
George, mentioned below. 

(Vni) George Capen, son of Samuel 
Capen (7), born at Canton, September 3, 
1817, died there February 23, 1863. He was 
educated in the public schools and learned the 
trade of machinist. He was endowed with 
unusual skill and made good use of his abil- 
ities as a manufacturer of machinery in Can- 
ton. He had unusual force of character and 
intelligence, was eminently trustworthy in bus- 
iness, and was a faithful adviser to many 
friends in various circumstances. He was 
a most useful citizen in public as well as pri- 
vate life. He took an active part in town 
affairs, serving many years as a member of the 
school committee and as town treasurer. In 
1855 he was representative to the general 
court from his district and succeeded his 
father as treasurer of Canton in 1856-57. Be- 
fore the civil war he was a Democrat, but in 
his last few years he gave his support to the 
Lincoln administration. He married Clara B. 
Boyden, (laughter of Daniel and (Cleve- 
land) Boyden. Children, born at Canton: i. 
George Henry, died young. 2. Samuel H., 
born March 12, 1848; mentioned below. 3. 
Helen. 4. Oscar D., born February 13, 1854; 
married first, Abbie Lewis ; child : i. Howard 
Boyden ; married second, Jennie Boomer ; 
child: ii. Oscar. 5. Elwin A., married Mary 
L. Morrison ; children : i. Mary L. Rcnard : 
ii. Elwin A. Jr. 6. Eliza Maria, married 
George H. Chapman ; children : i. Clara Ruth ; 
ii. George Hobart Chapman; iii. Elizabeth 
Chapman ; iv. Elwin Chapman. 7. George 
Hosea, married Bertha Priest; children: i. 
Catherine Lois, born March 1889, died Jan- 
uary 19, ; ii. George Philip, born Decem- 
ber, 1890; iii. Rachel Priest, born May, 1896. 

(IX) Samuel H. Capen, son of George 
Capen (8), was born in Canton, March 12, 
1848. He received his early education in the 
public schools of his native town and in var- 
ious private schools, supplemented with a 
course in the Stoughton Institute at Sharon, 
Massachusetts. At the age of eighteen he be- 
gan to work in the general store in Canton as 
clerk. After three vcars he took a similar 
position in the clothing house of George A. 
Fcnno & Company, of Boston, remaining as 
salesman for that firm for four years. Mr. 



Capen then embarked in business for himself, 
purchasing the general store of A. E. Tucker 
of Canton. He carried on a large and flour- 
ishing business in Canton for a period of fif- 
teen years. In 1877 he was appointed deputy 
sheriff by Sheriff Rufus C. Wood. In 1886 
he added to his business as deputy sheriff that 
of fire and life insurance, succeeding to the 
agencies of William Mansfield, of Canton. 
Mr. Capen has always taken an active part in 
public affairs, and is one of the prominent Re- 
publicans of his county. He was elected 
twice to the board of selectmen of Canton, 
and served with credit. He was a member of 
the first board of engineers of the Canton 
fire department, and maintains his interest in 
that branch of the public service. He was for 
many years elected a constable at the annual 
town meetings. In 1899 he was elected sheriff 
of the county of Norfolk, succeeding Augus- 
tus B. Endicott, and by re-election has held 
this office to the present time, to the satisfac- 
tion of all citizens of the county. Mr. Capen 
was for many years a trustee of the Canton 
Institution for Savings. He is prominent in 
the Masonic order, a member of Blue Hill 
Lodge, of which he is past master ; Mount 
Zion Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and com- 
mander of Cypress Commandery, Knights 
Templar. He belongs to Blue Hill Lodge of 
Odd Fellows. In religion he is a Unitarian. 
His home is at Village avenue, Dedham. He 
married, October 24, 1871, Adelaide A. Tuck- 
er, daughter of Aaron E. and Elizabeth Ann 
(Taber) Tucker. Children born at Canton: 
I. Florence, born March, 1874; died July, 
1874. 2. Samuel H. Jr., born January 7, 
1876. 3. Bessie, born August, 1879, died in 
infancy. 4. Howard Tucker, born April 17, 
1885. 5- I-o^s Taber, borh October, • 1888; 
died September, 1889. 

The Webber family originated 
WEBBER in Saxony, and about the mid- 
dle of the fifteenth century 
(1450) migrated into England and purchased 
lands in Somersetshire. The race has been 
prolific, and in the course of time became 
divided into several branches and located in 
different parts of England : Surrey, Devon- 
shire, Kent and Cornwall. One branch set- 
tled in Holland and another in Leith in the 
county of Edinburgh, Scotland, and of this 
branch Michael Webber who died in Glouces- 
ter, Massachusetts, in the year 1729 was a 
descendant. The surname Webber now in 
America, although more or less remotely 

affiliated, has many different sub-origins from 
various migratory members of the several 
branches of the old Saxon stock. Of the coats- 
of-arms of the English Webber families en- 
titled to coat armour, there is found the spec- 
ification of six belonging to the families that 
settled in the several counties of England, and 
also the branch which settled in Scotland. By 
a certain similarity in the blazonry it is evident 
that these families were all connected and 
sprang from one parent stock, although each 
had different crests showing their definite sep- 
aration. That of Webber of Cornwall is 
described as follows: "Between three hursts 
a chevron engrailed, azure, bearing three amul- 
ets argent; crest: a wolf's head." The arms 
of the Scotland Webbers were nearly the 
same, having, however, a falcon for the crest 
in place of a wolf's head, and having the chev- 
ron plain instead of engrailed. 

(I) Michael Webber was born in Leith, 
county of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1639, and 
by trade was a caulker, which occupation un- 
doubtedly had something to do in connection 
with his immigration to New England, for 
there was great need of men of his vocation 
in the colonies at that time. The year of his 
emigration from Scotland cannot be accurately 
given, but it must have been soon after, or 
possibly before, his apprenticeship was com- 
pleted. He was an early settler of Falmouth, 
Maine, and in 1690, when the settlement at 
that place was destroyed by the Indians, his 
buildings were burned and he and his family 
were driven away. He next appears at Glou- 
cester, on Cape Ann, in Massachusetts, where 
his daughter Mary was born May 16, 1701, . 
and from this it is evident that he came to 
Gloucester as early as 1700. Other of his 
children may have been born there, of whose 
birth there is no record. In 1702 Michael 
Webber returned with his family to Falmouth, 
where he built a house on the Perpooduck side 
of the river. Here he enjoyed the comforts of 
home for only the brief period of one year; 
for on August 10, 1703, during the second 
year of Queen Anne's war, almost the entire 
settlement of nine families at that place was 
inhumanely slaughtered by the Indians, and 
among those killed was Deborah Webber, wife 
of Michael Webber, who was knocked in the 
head, dying instantly. Mr. Webber himself 
escaped and soon afterward returned to Glou- 
cester, where he received a grant of land from 
the town. On this land he built a house and 
lived there until his death, January 12, 1729, 
aged almost ninety years. There is a tradition 



that Michael Webber was married twice, but 
the name of his first wife is not known; it is 
believed that by this marriage there was a son 
James, and perhaps other children. His second 
wife was Deborah, daughter of Nathan and 
Ann Bedford, her father having been one of 
the prominent men of Scarborough, Maine, 
and constable of that town in 1665. In 1675 
he was licensed by the selectmen to keep a 
house of entertainment for strangers, and his 
ordinary appears to have been in the locality 
of Blue Point Ferry. In 1679 he removed to 
the mouth of the Spurwick, and died there in 
1 68 1. Children of Michael and Deborah 
(Bedford) Webber, born in Falmouth: i. 
Nathan, born at Casco Bay, 1687; married 
first, in Boston, Massachusetts, April 7, 1709, 
Ruth Corbett; second, October 20, 1714, Re- 
becca Burbank, of Boston. 2. Michael. 

(II) Michael Webber, second son of Mi- 
chael and Deborah (Bedford) Webber, born 
at Falmouth, Maine, 1689, died about 1760. 
February 11, 1760, his widow Sarah was ap- 
pointed to administer his estate. He first ap- 
pears in Gloucester as the head of a family 
March 11, 1714, when he received a grant of 
land at Fresh Water cove and became a per- 
manent settler. He bought lands of Nathaniel 
Ellery in 1725, and of John Mariner in 1730, 
and by further grants from the town became 
quite an extensive land owner. He also was 
one of the original proprietors of New Glou- 
cester, Maine, 1736, and many of his descend- 
ants were among the early settlers of that 
town. May 11, 1710, he married Sarah Green, 
the ceremony being performed by Rev. Benja- 
min Wadsworth, D. D. Children: i. Nathan, 
born 171 1, died January 23, 1730. 2. Sarah, 
born 1 71 3, died in infancy. 3. Michael, born 
June 26, 1716; see forward. 4. Deborah, born 
November 3, 1717; married March 13, 1739, 
James Sawyer Jr. (See Sawyer family). 5. 
James, born September 14, 1719; married 
March 22, 1738, Patience, born December 26, 
1 721, daughter of John and Patience Wallis. 
James Webber moved with his family to New 
Gloucester, Maine, before the incorporation 
of the town. Children : Patience, born August 
7, 1739 : James, born Augtist 27, 1744 ; Nathan, 
bf^rn July 23, 1747; Deborah, born March 2*], 
1749. 6. John, born July 15, 1722. 7. Joseph, 
born July 28, 1724. 8. Benjamin, born May 
26, 1726; died suddenly at the door of his resi- 
dence in Gloucester, well advanced in years ; 
married, November 29, 1750, Hannah Babson, 
bom September 8, 171 7; children: Hannah, 
bom January 20, 1752, married April 4, 1771, 

William Morgan, born June 24, 1749; Mary, 
born August 27, 1754, married September 17, 
1774, Daniel Staples; Benjamin, born March 
10, 1756, married Elizabeth Webber; Joseph, 
born January 22, 1758, killed by accidental dis- 
charge of a musket while on board ship "Black 
Prince,'* during the revolutionary war. 9. 
Mary, born May 15, 1728,'died July i, 1729. 
10. Nathan, born August 28, 1730. 11. Igna- 
tius, born July 6, 1733. He was a ship master, 
and died at sea, April 9, 1783. He married, 
March 13, 1757, Elizabeth Stewart, born in 
Gloucester, July 6, 1732, daughter of Robert 
and Anna Stewart; children: Ignatius, born 
^larch 30, 1758, married Nabby Ring; Wil- 
liam, born October 10, 1760, died in infancy; 
Elizabeth, born August 22, 1761, married Ben- 
jamin Webber; x\nna, born August 2, 1763, 
married Benjamin Fellows, Jr. ; Sarah, born 
April 16, 1765, married Jacob Davis; Deborah, 
born December 2*], 1767, married Benjamin 
Marble; Esther, born May 14, 1770, married 
Joseph Jones ; Judith, born September 19, 
1771, married Benjamin Atkins; Isabella, born 
December 22, 1774, married Daniel Wallis; 
Mary, born November 30, 1776, died in 
infancy. 12. Mary, born February 24, 1735. 
(Ill) Michael Webber, third child and 
second son of Michael and Sarah (Green) 
Webber, was born June 26. 17 16. He was a 
sea captain, and was lost from his vessel in 
Boston bay during a violent storm in August, 
1760. He married, in Gloucester, July 15, 
1739, Hannah Sawyer, born March 9, 171 7, 
died in New Gloucester, Maine, February 7, 
1803, daughter of James Sawyer and Hannah 
Babson his wife. Michael and Hannah (Saw- 
yer) Webber had children: i. Hannah, born 
July 18, 1740, married December 6, 1763, 
Jacob Davis, and had : Jacob, born August 29, 
T764. died in infancy; Hannah, born Septem- 
ber 10, 1765, married Moses Woodbury; Ly- 
dia, born 1767, died in infancy; Sarah, born 
1767, married Thomas Johnson; Jacob, bap- 
tized December 4, 1769, married Sarah Web- 
ber. 2. John, born April 7, 1742; married 
December 16, 1766, Lydia Morgan. John 
Webber was commissioned captain and subse- 
quently major of state militia. He died on his 
farm in New Gloucester, ^Fay 9, 1809, and his 
widow afterward married Moses Bennett, of 
New Gloucester. 3. Rebecca, born August 
14, 1744; married. June 26, 1764, Payne El- 
well, born April 8, 1744. Rebecca died in 
Bradford, August 26, 1815; he died in Glou- 
cester, March 20, 1820; children: Rebecca, 
born Gloucester, June 19, 1765: Payne, born 



Gloucester, August 7, 1767; Lydia, born New 
Gloucester, Maine, April 10, 1773; John, born 
February 20, 1775; Sally, born October 2, 
1777: Robert, born August 2, 1779; Esther, 
born June 29, 1782; William, born North Yar- 
mouth, Maine, August 7, 1783; Samuel, born 
October 15, 1787. 4. Sarah, born August 28, 
1748: died same year. 5. Sarah, born July, 
1752; died unmarried. 6. Michael, born Sep- 
tember 13, 1760; see forward. 

(IV) Michael Webber, youngest child of 
Michael and Hannah (Sawyer) Webber, born 
September 13, 1760, died March 19, 1827. He 
was a soldier of the revolution, and at the bat- 
tle of Bunker Hill served in Captain Roby's 
company of Colonel Little's regiment. He 
moved from Gloucester, Massachusetts, to 
New Gloucester, Maine, in 1780, and became 
owner of a large and valuable farm, which is 
still held by his descendants. He was a promi- 
nent member of the Baptist church, and it is 
said of him that he was an exemplary Chris- 
tian, esteemed for his many excellent traits of 
character. He married, 1782, Sarah Camp- 
bell, of New Gloucester, Maine, born January 
27» 1763, died March 7, 1829. Children: i. 
Michael, born August 10, 1783: died January 

1, 1824. 2. Sally, born January 4, 1785; died 
January 18, 1802. 3. John, born October 29, 
1786; see forward. 4. Hannah, born August 
12, 1 791, died unmarried, January 21, 1871. 
5. William, born April 10, 1793. died in Gil- 
ford, Maine, November 25, 1859. Captain 
William Webber, as he was best known, was a 
soldier in the American army in the war of 
1812-15. He married, July 24, 1825, Syrena 
Townsend, of Freeport, Maine ; children : 
Samuel, born May 9, 1826, married Lydia E. 
Davis: William, born September 11, 1827, 
died December 16, 1853 ; Rachel H., born June 
22, 1830, married September 15, 1857, Benja- 
min D. Bennett, of Gilford, Maine : John W., 
born January 25, 1853, died December 11, 
1862. 6. Rebecca, born May 2y, 1795, died 
November i, 1841. 7. Samuel, born April 25, 
1798, died August 16, 1819. 8. Esther, born 
May 5, 1800; married Jabez Marchant, of 
New Gloucester, who died April 25, 1885. 
Their children, born in New Gloucester : Jabez 
W., Joel G. and Franklin A. Marchant. 9. 
Benjamin, born December 10, 1802, died May 

2, 1876; married February 6, 1832, Nancy 
Townsend, of Freeport, Maine, died in 1890: 
children : Sarah, born July 3, 1833, married 
William E. Dennison : Hermon, born March 
25, 1834, married Ann J. Warren. 

(\') General John Webber, third chikl and 

second son of Michael and Sarah (Campbell) 
Webber, was born in Gloucester, Massachu- 
setts, October 29, 1786; died December 16, 
1858. During the war of 1812-15 he served as 
first lieutenant of Captain Woodman's com- 
pany. Colonel Foxcroft's regiment, stationed 
at Portland harbor. In 181 5 he was commis- 
sioned captain, and by subsequent promotions 
he attained the rank of major-general. After 
having represented his native town in the 
Maine legislature in 1825, he removed to 
Gloucester, Massachusetts, and became a per- 
manent resident there. He was chosen to fill 
many positions of trust and responsibility, and 
died at the age of seventy-two years, and was 
buried with masonic honors by Tyrian Lodge 
of Gloucester, of which he was a member. 
General W'ebber married, November 10, 1823, 
Harriet Sawyer, born at Gloucester, January 
17, 1793, died there November 3, 1872, daugh- 
ter of Abraham Sawyer and Rachel Dolliver 
his wife, and by whom he had two children : i. 
Harriet Somes, born in Gloucester, December 
30, 1825, died February 2, 1864: married No- 
vember 6, 1862, Charles W. Dennison, of 
Portland, Maine, who died in 1886; one child, 
Frederick W. Dennison, born January 18, 
1864, died April 11, 1869. 2. John Somes; 
see forward. 

(VI) John Somes Webber, second child 
and only son of General John and Harriet 
(Sawyer) Webber, was born in Gloucester, 
Januar}' 19, 1827, died March 16, 1890. For 
many years he was prominently identified with 
the business life of that town and subsequent 
city. He attended public schools and received 
parental training from his father, that of sur- 
veyor and civil engineer. I lis early days were 
passed in the then unsettled portions of the 
state of Maine, where with his father he was 
employed in surveying boundary and township 
lines, which pursuit he followed most of the 
time from about 1840 to 1852, gaining a large 
experience in his profession and a general 
knowledge of the history and topography of 
Maine, and also gaining the acquaintance of 
several of the most eminent men in New Eng- 
land political history. One member of the sur- 
veying party in Maine was a son of Daniel 
Webster. At one time Mr. Webber filled the 
office of surveyor general of Maine, and under 
his personal supervision the St. John's river 
was surveved from its mouth to its source. 
He also surveyed the boundary line between 
the state of Maine and Canada. During this 
time he made annual visits to Gloucester, and 
in 1846 and 1847 owned a grocery store on 



street in that city. In 1852 he married, 
th his wife spent the following winter 
t Kent, Aroostook county, Maine, but 
lext summer removed to Cjloucester and 
ip his permanent residence there. In 
Yhen only twenty-one years old, he was 
ted justice of the peace. He served as 
lan, assessor and overseer of the poor 
ucester. 1856; selectman, 1859 to 1861 ; 
er of the poor 1857 to 1862; member of 

committee 1861 to 1863, and as mem- 
the auditing committee, 1856. He was 
ber of the general court, 1855 and 1857, 

1861 was appointed collector of cus- 
it Gloucester. This was one of Presi- 
.incoln's earliest appointments, and was 
largely through the influence of Mr. 
n, the vice-president, who counted Mr. 
T among his warmest personal friends, 
a^h in earlier years they were of opposite 
i\ parties. During his residence in 
he was first lieutenant of a company of 
ary organization in Aroostook county, 
was commanded by General Butler. Mr. 
T held the office of collector of the port 
aicester until 1865, and afterward en- 
in professional work until within a year 
day of his death. His last official posi- 
as that of city engineer, which he held in 
and in which he was succeeded in i88g 

son, Winslow L. Webber. March 7, 
he was initiated in Tyrian Lodge, Free 
ccepted Masons, and the same night be- 
i member of Ocean Lodge, I. O. O. F. 
r time of his death he was the fourth 

Mason in Gloucester. In the former 
he served as secretary from 1853 ^^ 
and then retired to become one of the 
r members of Acacia Lodge at the time 
organization. He also was a member 
shington Chapter, R. A. M., of Salem, 
f Winslow Lewis Commandery, K. T., 
lem. He was a communicant at St. 

Episcopal Church, and clerk of the 
at the time of his death. He was deep- 
rested in all public questions and kept 
f fully abreast of the times, having well 
led opinions on all matters of local or 
1 importance. Possessing a retentive 
y, his knowledge of past events was of 
value to whomsoever had occasion to 
t him on questions of local boundaries 
ily or municipal affairs. He was deeply 
ted in genealogical matters and accumu- 

large amount of valuable information 
r to the Webber and allied families. 
ork had been begim by his father, was 

continued by himself, and lajer was carried 
forward by his son and namesake. 
John Somes Webber married November 16, 

1852, Margaret T. Daniels, born August 17, 
1830, daughter of Captain Edward Daniels. 
Eight children were born of this marriage, the 
youngest of whom was christened with the 
same christening robe that was used at the 
christening ceremony of Michael Webber in 
1639, and which now is in possession of Mrs. 
Margaret (Daniels) Webber. Children of 
John Somes and Margaret (Daniels) Web- 
ber: I. Rachel Sawyer, born December 25, 

1853. 2. Margaret Somes, born January 28, 
1855. 3. John Somes Jr., born February i, 
1858; married November 30, 1886, May Belle, 
daughter of James and Mary Richardson, of 
Belmont, Massachusetts; one child, Amanda 
R. Richardson, born April 4, 1890. 4. Hattie 
Sawyer, born February' 29, i860; died Septem- 
ber 16, i860. 5. Anna Somes, born August 6, 
1861. 6. William Sutton, born January 16, 
1865: married December 23, 1891, Alice J. 
Smith, born December 16, 1863. 7. Winslow 
Lewis, born October 18, 1867; see forward. 
8. Mary Isabel, born March 25, 1870. 

(VII) Winslow Lewis Webber, city engi- 
neer of Gloucester since 1889, was educated in 
the public schools and served as assistant in 
the city engineer's office five years before he 
succeeded to the office previously held by his 
father. He was twenty-one years old at the 
time of his own first election as city engineer, 
and has held that office since. For fourteen 
vears he has been a member of the Boston 
Society of Civil Engineers. He is a member 
of Tyrian Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, 
William Ferson Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, 
the Colonial Club of Salem; and of the Im- 
proved Order of Red Men. Mr. Webber 
married, February 10, 1891, Lucy May Park- 
hurst, born May 25, 1866, daughter of Epes 
M. and Lucy L. Parkhurst, and has had two 
children: i. Richard Lawrence, born Febru- 
ary 24, 1892, died August 2, 1893. 2. Wins- 
low Lewis Jr., born November 3, 1898. 

James Sawyer was a weaver. 
SAWYER He first appears in Gloucester 

history in 1677, on the birth of 
his son Nathaniel. He was selectman of Glou- 
cester in 1698, and died in the town May 30, 
1703. His wife Sarah, daughter of Thomas 
Bray, was still living in 1726. James and 
Sarah (Bray) Sawyer had children: i. 
Thomas, married first, February 17, 1690, 
Hannah Millett, died September 15, 1690; one 



child, John, born September 13, 1690, died 
September 14, 1690; Thomas married second, 
November 18, 1691, Hannah Foster, a widow 
with eight children, and by whom he had: 
James, born September 23, 1692, married 
Eleanor EUery; Francis, born December 11, 
1694, died August 8, 1695. Thomas Sawyer 
died January 12, 171 1. 2. John, married Feb- 
ruary 20, 1701, Rebecca Stamford; children: 
Sarah, born November 26, 1701, married Wil- 
liam Robbins (or Roberts) ; John, born Jan- 
uary 24, 1704, married July 4, 1726, Sarah 
Robinson; Mary, born July 16, 1706; Job, 
born October 9, 1708, moved to Falmouth, 
Maine, in 1726; Joseph, born May 7, 1711; 
Jonathan, born September 18, 18 13, married 
December 25, 1732, Sarah Sawyer; Rebecca, 
born March 25, 1716; Daniel, born September 
17, 1718. 3. Mary, married December 5, 
1699, William Ring, who died December 18, 
1717; children: John, 'born 1703; William, 
born 1713. 4. Nathaniel, born October 29, 
1677; married November 4, 1706, Hannah 
Parker; children: Hannah, baptized April 11, 
1707; James, born 1708; Sarah, born July 15, 
1 7 10, married December 25, 1732, Jonathan 
Sawyer; Mary, born March 8, 1712, married 
January 6, 1736, Jonathan Haskell; Abigail, 
born October 10, 1713, died October 14, 1738; 
Nathaniel, born September 5, 1715 ; John, born 
April 3, 1717, married October 24, 1745, 
Martha Hubbard; Parker, born April 13, 
1 7 19, married November 10, 1742, Comfort 
Haskell; Lydia, born April 5, 1721, married 
May 6, 1741, Samuel Parson^ Jr.; Mercy, 
born September 17, 1723; Deborah, born 
March 13, 1726, married November 29, 1750, 
Stephen Randall. 5. Abraham, born Novem- 
ber 5, 1680, died unmarried, 175 1. 6. Sarah, 
born June 19, 1683, ^^^^ August 26, 1724; 
married April i. 1708, John Mariner. Novem- 
ber 20, 1730, John Mariner sold his lands at 
Fresh Water Cove to Michael Webber and 
removed to Falmouth, Maine, where he mar- 
ried Mary Cobb; children by Sarah Sawyer: 
Sarah, born June 7, 1709; Elizabeth, born Oc- 
tober 20, 1712; John, born June 21, 1716; 
Joseph, born August 29, 1719; Rachel, born 
August 19, 1724. 7. Isaac, born February 14, 
1684; removed 1725 to Falmouth, Maine, died 
there 1772; married March 19, 1706, Martha 
Bond; children: Isaac, born June 22, 1707; 
Edward, born April 5, 1709; Thomas, born 
October 12, 171 1 ; Martha, born July 5, 1714; 
Abraham, born March 8, 1717; Judith, born 
March 2^, 1719, died May 18, 1722; Elizabeth, 
born April 21, 1722; Judith, born August 20, 

1724. 8. Jacob, born February 24, 1687, re- 
moved to Falmouth, 1725, with brother Isaac; 
married February 2, 1716, Sarah Wallis; chil- 
dren: Deborah, born January 7, 1717; Jacob, 
born May 20, 1719; Josiah, born May 30, 
1 72 1, married December 8, 1743, Phebe 
Strout; Samuel, born March 28, 1723; Sarah, 
born April 23, 1725. 9. James, see forward. 

(II) James Sawyer, youngest child of 
James and Sarah (Bray) Sawyer, born No- 
vember 18, 1691, died 1775; married, Decem- 
ber 23, 1714, Hannah Babson, born December 
22, 1695, daughter of Richard and Mary Bab- 
son ; children : James, born October 20, 1715, 
see forward; Hannah, born March 9, 1717, 
died in New Gloucester, Maine, February 7, 
1803, married July 15, 1739, Michael Webber 
(see Webber family) ; Rachel, born December 
17, 1 7 18, married November 22, 1739, John 
Parsons 3d; Eunice, born March 28, 1722, 
died August, 1727; David, born September 13, 
1726, married August 16, 1746, Martha Boyn- 
ton, born October 26, 1726; Eunice, born Oc- 
tober II, 1727, married first, April 26, 1748, 
John Andrews; second, May 23, 1779, Abra- 
ham Davis; Jemima, born 1730, married first, 
September 15, 1763, Samuel Morehead, who 
was lost at sea in 1766, married second, De- 
cember 7, 1770, Thomas Pulsifer, Jr.; Abra- 
ham, born March 6, 1736, see forward. 

(III) James Sawyer, Jr., born October 20, 
171 5, died July 16, 1746; eldest son and child 
of James Sawyer and Hannah Babson his 
wife; married March 13, 1739, Deborah Web- 
ber, born November 3, 1717, daughter of Mi- 
chael Webber and Sarah Green his wife. (See 
Webber). James Sawyer died July 16, 1746, 
and March 24, 1752, his widow married James 
Bishop, by whom she had one child, Sarah M. 
Bishop, born April 19, 1753. Children of 
James, Jr., and Deborah (Webber) Sawyer: 
I. James, born March 14, 1740, died about 
1770; married October 26, 1762, Ann Davis, 
of Gloucester ; children : James, born August 
29, 1763; Ann, born September 10, 1765; 
David, born January 25, 1767. 2. Deborah, 
born November 10, 1741, died July 17, 1746. 
3. Sarah, born April 15, 1743, married Ykr 
cember 13, 1763, Stover Say ward, born 
April 19, 1 741, son of Henry Sayward 
and Abigail Sargent, and grandson of James 
Sayward, who came from York. Maine, 
and settled in Gloucester about 1696. He 
had a grant of land in March, 1690, of half 
an acre of land at Cripple Cove, where he built 
a house. This property has continued in his 
family to the present time. He was an elder 



First church, selectman five years, and 
ntative to the general court seven years, 
fe Deborah died July 13, 1734; he died 
try 13, 1735. Children: James S., born 
narried first, Mary Smith; second, Bet- 
Iwell; Abigail, born August 23, 1766, 
d Captain William Elwell ; Deborah, 
[768; Sally, born 1771 ; Stover, born 
married first, Esther Elwell; second, 

Davis. 4. Hannah, born August 26, 
married March 26, 1764, Ebenezer Mar- 
lildren: Hannah, born March 16, 1765; 
zer, born April 21, 1766; Hetty, born 
iber 6, 1768; Benjamin S., born August 
), married June 6, 1793, Deborah Web- 
Deborah, born October 5, 1772; and 
5. Benjamin, born April, 1746, died 
, 1746. 

) Abraham Sawyer, youngest son and 
>f James and Hannah (Babson) Saw- 
Drn March 6, 1736, died in New Glou- 

Maine, 1815; married, April 13, 1758, 
Sayward, born September i, 1735, died 
5; children: i. Abraham, born 1759, 
[ infancy. 2. Abraham, born September 
5o; see forward. 3. James, born 1764; 
d, February 23, 1786, Betsey Hough, 
Uigust 6, 1833; children: Betsey, mar- 
rown Stimpson, cff Boston : Ann, Mary 
ames, went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
iter the death of their father, and mar- 
here. 4. Mary, born 1767; married, 
iry 12, 1789, Samuel Morehead, who 
»f small pox and was buried from the 
of which he was master. His widow 
n Beverly; children: Susan, married 
s Brown; Samuel, died unmarried; 
Morehead. 5. Moses, born 1769, died 
!W Gloucester, Maine, November 16, 
married, November 11, 1795, Dolly 
n, died February i, 1845. The first 
:hildren were born in Gloucester, Mass- 
tts, and the others in New Gloucester, 
: James, Susan B., Moses, Mary, 
B., Betsey P., Sally and Dolly. 6. Nab- 
m August 5, 1774, died December 21, 
married, September 18, 1796, David In- 
, died May i, 1844; children: David, 
)ecember 2, 1796, married Sally Adams; 
, married Joseph Meads; James, died 
wo years ; Mary, married John C. Paul- 
Sliza, married Charles Marshall ; Susan, 
d William Story; Matilda, died young. 
mah, born 1772, died single, September 
;6. 8. John, born 1776, died unmarried, 
iber 20, 1849. 
) Abraham Sawyer, eldest surviving 

son of Abraham and Mary (Sayward) Sawyer, 
born in Gloucester, September 28, 1760, died 
May 3, 1856, at the age of more than ninety- 
five years. By principal occupation he was a 
sail maker, and while his life was protracted 
and drawn through varying scenes it was re- 
markably uniform and quiet. On Front 
street in Gloucester he was born and always 
lived ; the house in which he was born and died 
was built the year before his birth ; and it was 
his home, either as a member of his father's 
family or as the head of a household. His 
habits and disposition were uniformly tem- 
perate and even, and it is a somewhat remark- 
able fact that during his long life he never 
had occasion to call a physician to attend 
him professionally. In his religious convic- 
tions he was a firm Universalist, and heard the 
first sermon delivered by John Murray in 
Gloucester. He married Rachel Dolliver, Sep- 
tember 26, 1783. She was born February 10, 
1758, and died September 6, 1843 (see Dolli- 
ver family). Children: i. Rachel, born 
February i, 1786; married first, at Gloucester, 
October 12, 181 1, Samuel Elwell, born at 
North Yarmouth, Maine, October 15, 1787, 
died June 2, 1823, leaving one child, Ann 
Jane Elwell, born December 11, 1812, married 
Addison Proctor. Rachel married second, 
April 17, 1825, Cynis Stevens; one child, 
Elizabeth L. Stevens, born February 10, 1826, 
married Edward L. Stevens. 2. Charles, born 
January i, 1788, died August 11, 1821 ; mar- 
ried, May 28, 1812, Sally Corliss, born Aug- 
ust 24, 1792, died 1857; children: Charles, 
bom November 15, 181 3, married Almira W. 
Hotchkiss: Samuel, born November 25, 1815, 
married Abbie J. Mead. After the death of 
Charles Sawyer his widow Sally married Dan- 
iel S. Webber, born March 10, 1801, son of 
Benjamin and Elizabeth Webber, and had 
Sarah E. Webber, born October 28, 1825, and 
married Henry Sawyer. After the death of 
his wife Sally. Mr. Webber married, Septem- 
ber 6, 1859, Mary Doyle, and had two chil- 
dren — Daniel S. Webber, born September 10, 
1862, and Mary E. Webber, married John J. 
Troy, Jr. 3. Harriet, born January 17, 1793, 
died November 3, 1872; married, November 
10, 1823, General John Webber; two children, 
Harriet Somes and John Somes Webber (see 
Webber family). 

The various chroniclers of 
DOLLIVER Dolliver family history. 

among whom may be men- 
tioned ^William H. Dolliver and the late John 



Somes Webber, have made no attempt to 
trace the connection of Paul Dolliver, the pro- 
genitor of the branch of the family of that 
surname under consideration here, with the 
other English Dollivers, and notably with the 
family of Robert Dalyber, whose son Samuel 
appears to have been the immigrant ancestor 
of an important branch of the family at Mar- 
blehead and Gloucester. That these branches 
were of the same original stock there is little 
doubt ; their respective descendants in the 
earlier generations in New England so regard- 
ed it, but their exact relationship seems never 
to have been determined. In writing of the 
Dollivers of Gloucester, Mr. Babson says that 
Paul appears in the town at a date somewhat 
later than Peter. William II. Dolliver, the 
genealogist of the Dollivers who are the 
descendants of Peter, and incidentally of 
some of the others, speaks of having found 
Paul in 1707 on the boundary line of Richard 
Dolliver, in the commoners account of land 
of that date, and that naturally he might be 
associated with Peter as a near relative ; but 
that he was informed by Mr. Webber, one of 
the descendants of Paul, that the latter came 
to this country from Cornwall, England, about 

(I) The statement of Mr. Webber being 
accepted as accurate, it may be said that Paul 
Dolliver was the ancestor of the branch of the 
family here treated; that he first appears in 
Gloucester history in 17 10, and by occupation 
was a cooper. April 16, 17 19, he bought of 
Richard Babson an acre and a half of land at 
Fresh Water Cove, where he afterward lived. 
He married, February 11, 1713, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Josiah Wallis, and granddaughter of 
John Wallis, who was born in Cornwall, Eng- 
land, 1632. She died May 19, 1736. Paul 
and Mary (W^allis) Dolliver had children: 
I. Mary, born November 5, 1713. 2. Sarah, 
born May i, 171 6, died young. 3. Anna, born 
August 31, 1719. 4. Sarah, born October 12, 
1723. 5. Paul, born March 4, 1728; married, 
February 27, 1749, Rachel Barber, born June 
6, 1732, died June 15 ,1820. 

(II) Paul Dolliver, youngest child of Paul 
and Mary (Wallis) Dolliver, was born in 
Gloucester, March 4, 1728. He was a ship 
master, and died with small pox while on the 
voyage home from the West Indies. He was 
buried August 17, 1760, on Milk Island, in 
Gloucester harbor. He married, February 27, 
1749, Rachel Barber, born June 6, 1732, died 
June 15. 1720, daughter of Daniel Barber and 
Anna Baker, and a granddaughter, on her 

mother's side, of Jabez Baker and his wife 
Rachel Allen. Jabez Baker was a son of Cor- 
nelius Baker, of Salem, and removed to Sandy 
Bay (now Rockport) from Beverly in 1719. 
He was one of the ruling elders of the church 
in Sandy Bay parish (the fifth parish in Glou- 
cester) which was organized February 13, 
1755. He died August 24, 1758. He mar- 
ried, June 15, 1703, Rachel Allen, died June 
5, 1 73 1. After her death he married Jane 

. Jabez and Rachel (Allen) Baker had 

children, the first three born in Beverly, and 
the others at Rockport: Rachel, married, 
1729, Thomas Parsons; Anna, born 1707, 
married Daniel Barber; Jabez, married, 1733, 
Anna Smith; Mary, born June 22, 1719, mar- 
ried, 1736, John Rowe; Bethia, born February 
21, 1722, married Daniel Smith; Abigail, bcwn 
March 22, 1726. Anna, daughter of Jabez 
and Rachel (Allen) Baker, born in Beverly, 
about 1707, died 1748; married first, Septem- 
ber 29, 1727 (?), Daniel Barber. He was 
master of a schooner belonging to Joseph 
Allen Esq. & Co., and died on the island of 
Antego, November 8, 1735. Children of Dan- 
iel and Anna (Baker) Barber: Anna, born 
December 13, 1727, married Samuel Davis; 
Mary, born October 24, 1729, married Ben- 
jamin Tarr, Jr. ; Rachel, born June 6, 1732, 
married Paul Dolliver; Daniel, born July 11, 
1734, died March 29, 1738. For her second 
husband Anna Baker married, August 25, 
1737, Dr. David Plumer, and by him had: 
David Plumer, born May 24, 1738, and Daniel 
Plumer, born in 1740. 

Paul and Rachel (Barber) Dolliver had chil- 
dren: I. Paul, born September 12, 1751, died 
unmarried. 2. Daniel, born September 13, 
1753, died at age of twelve years. 3. Anna, 
born September 18, 1755, died April 13, 1846; 
married first, June 22, 1776, John Colson, an 
Englishman, by whom she had Nancy C. Col- 
son, who died in infancy. John Colson was a 
ship master, and was lost at sea while in com- 
mand of the private ship-of-war "Gloucester," 
which sailed from Gloucester, July 24, 1774. 
Anna Dolliver Colson married second, Octo- 
ber I, 1780, John Somes, a descendant of 
Morris Somes, one of the first settlers of 
Gloucester. John Somes was brought up 
to a seafaring life, and during the revolution 
commanded a privateer. After the war he 
engaged in commercial pursuits and acquired 
a competency. He was the first president 
of the Gloucester Bank, and served in that 
capacity about twenty years. 4. Rachel, 
born February 10, 1758, died ' September 26, 



larried, September 26, 1783, Abra- 
/yer (see Sawyer family). 5. Mary, 
jgust 16, 1760, died October 22, 
arried, April 25, 1784, Aaron Par- 
rn January 25, 1759, died June 21, 
Hiildren: Aaron, born December i, 
d unmarried, March 31, 1838; Nancy, 
ignst 28, 1794, died unmarried, De- 
), 1862; Winthrop, born July 5, 1795, 
Susan Riggs. 

rop Parsons, son of Aaron and Mary 
r) Parsons, born July 5, 1795, died 

2, 1873. He married, February 4, 
isan Riggs, born February i, 181 2, 
luary 14, 1879, and had one child, 
^arsons, born May i, 1844, and for 
ars has been an employee of the cus- 
se in Gloucester. He married, July 
, Georgie Shackelford, born March 2, 
id January 17, 1889, having borne her 

four children : Frank W., born May 
; Ralph C, born November 29, 1871 ; 
,., bom July 20, 1875; Roy N., born 
I, 1881. 

Robert Eames, immigrant an- 
iS cestor, first appears in Charles- 
town in 1 65 1. He removed to 
. where he was taxed in 1666, and had 
in the common land in 1668. He 

Elizabeth , who died March 22, 

Te is supposed to have removed to 
where he died April 25, 1671. Three 
ore his death he made a will in which 
ons brother John, cousin Richard, the 
is sister Dorothy Newman, of Farn- 
mty Surrey. England. (The Charles- 
tory says that he died July 30, 17 12). 
, bom at Woburn: i. Samuel, born 
1653; died April 14, 1653. 2. John, 
luary 18, 1654. 3. Elizabeth, born 
1659. 4. Mary, born June 11, 1661 ; 
Abraham Cousins. 5. Priscilla, born 
1663. 6. Samuel, born September 2, 
lentioned below. 7. Abigail, born 
er 22, 1666. 8. John, born May 9, 

Samuel Eames, son of Robert Eames 
n in Woburn,^ September 2, 1664: 

Mary ; resided in that part of 

which was set off as the town of 
ton. Children, born at Wilmington: 
»n Samuel, born September 8, 1692 ; 
July 2, 1717, Judith Symonds, died 
r 12, 1756; he died January 20, 1775. 
, born October 28, 1694; married, 
»enezer Buck. 3. Daniel, born Janu- 

ary 10, 1696-97, mentioned below. 4. Jacob, 
born July 11, 1699;' died January 21, 
following. 5. Hepsibah, born March 7, 1702. 
6. Joshua, born May 8, 1705. 7. Caleb, born 
March 17, 1708. 8. Elizabeth, born March 26, 

171 1. 9. Robert, born and died October 6, 

1712. 10. Abigail, born April 11, 1714. 11. 
Jonathan, born August 18, 17 16. 

(HI) Captain Daniel Eames, son of Sam- 
uel Eames (2), born at Wilmington (Wo- 
burn), January 10, 1697; married, March 8, 
1720, Abigail Nourse, of Reading. He re- 
moved to Haverhill and married second, Aug- 
ust 9, 1748, Mary Chad wick, of Bradford. He 
married third, February 2, 1756, Priscilla 
Kimball, widow. Children, born at Wilming- 
ton: I. Daniel, born March 30, 1721 ; resided 
at Wilmington. 2. Mary, born April 12, 1723. 
3. John, born February 19, 1727 ; mentioned 
below. 4. Jonathan, born November 9, 1730. 

5. Jacob, born June 12, 1732. 6. Samuel, 
born January 24, 1734. 

(IV^) John Eames, son of Daniel Eames 
(3), born February 19, 1727, died May 27, 
1804, aged seventy-seven years three months 
eight days. He married first, March 15, 1753, 
Mary Jaquith, of Boston; second. May 13, 
1760, Hannah Cornell. Children of first wife, 
born at Wilmington: i. John, born Decem- 
ber 21, 1753; died young. 2. Samuel (twin), 
bom October 14, 1755; was in the revolution. 
3. John (twin), born October 14, 1755; men- 
tioned below. Children of second wife: 4. 
Jonathan, born July 11, 1761 ; in the revolu- 
tion. 5. Hannah, born April 17, 1763. 6. 
Mary, born April 29, 1765. 7. Nathan, born 
November 25, 1768. 8. Ruth, born December 
29, 1771. 

(V) John Eames, son of John Eames (4), 
born in Wilmington, October 14, 1755; mar- 
ried, August 19, 1779, at Wilmington, Abigail 
Thompson, of Woburn. He contributed 
financially in the support of the revolution. 
Children, born at Woburn: i. John, born 
February 13, 1780, married, April 24, 1806, 
Polly Kimball. 2. Nabby, born August 10, 
1781. 3. Cynthia, born October 7, 1782, mar- 
ried, January 29. 1806, Jonathan Tidd, Jr. 4. 
Leonard, born September 18, 1784, mentioned 
below. 5. Daniel, born September 2, 1786. 

6. Lois, born August 22, 1788. 7. Stephen, 
born July 7, 1790. 8. Lydia, born March 11, 


(V^I) Leonard Eames, son of John Eames 

(5), born at Woburn. September 18, 1784, 

died December 12, 1840; married Abigail 

Parker, of Wilmington, March 7, 1808. Chil- 



dren, born at Wilmington: i. Daniel, born 
July 14, 1808. 2. Abigail, March 6, 1812. 3. 
Cynthia, April 10, 18 14. 4. Thomas Parker, 
October 26, 1816, mentioned below. 5. 
Nancy, July 21, 1819; married Jacob Morey, 
of Hingham, August 21, 1845. 6. Sally, June 
6, 1822. 

(VII) Thomas Parker Eames, son of 
Leonard Eames (6), born October 26, 1816, 
died May 26, 1891 ; married December 21, 1843, 
Elona Melvina Allen,born April 19, 1824, died 
December 11, 1895, (see Allen family). Chil- 
dren: I. Elona Augusta, born May 2, 1845, 
died December 9, 1877, married, March 29, 
1870, Almon F. Cate. 2. Emma Frances, 
born August 23, 1847, married, February 14, 
1866, Albert Gould, one daughter, Jessie Far- 
well, married Wilbur S. Heath. 3. Rufus 
Clement, born July 20, 1849, married, April 
25, 1875, Almira E. Carter, one daughter, 
Blanche Lona, born July 2*]^ 1881, died De- 
cember 29, 1884. 4- Arthur Allen, born June 
23, 1 85 1, died February 8, 1882, unmarried. 
5. Albert Thomas (twin), bom June 10, 
1856, died July 25, 1901 ; married (first), Elsie 
M. Gould, of Reading; one daughter, Elsie 
Melvina; married second, Lizzie Frazer, of 
Portland; one daughter: Alice Minerva. 6. 
Addie Eliza (twin), born June 10, 1856, mar- 
ried Frank Edmund Davis, (see sketch here- 
with) : one son, Arthur Wellington, born June 
28, 1877, ^^^^ January 29, 1894. 7. Lula 
Lyne, born August 16, 1866. 

William Allen, immigrant ances- 
ALLEN tor, was living in Salisbury, 
Massachusetts, as early as 1630, 
when he was a proprietor there. He was a 
carpenter by trade. He married first, Ann 
Goodale, died in Salisbury, May 31, 1678, 
daughter of Richard Goodale; second, Alice 
Roper, widow of John Roper and also of John 
Dickinson. She died April i, 1687, at SaHs- 
bury. William Allen died June 18, 1686. His 
will, dated April 16, 1674, with codicil No- 
vember 7, 1676, proved July 22, 1686, be- 
queathed to wife Ann; to children John, Wil- 
liam, Benjamin, Joseph, Richard, Jeremiah, 
Abigail Wheeler, Hannah Ayers, Mary 
Hevvcs and Martha Hubbard ; also mentions 
son George Hewes, and father and brother 
Goodale. Children: i. Abigail, born January 
4, 1639-40: married about 1659, Henry 
Wheeler, of Salisbury, mariner. 2. Hannah, 
born June 17, 1642; married, November 15, 
1639, Peter Ayres, of Haverhill. 3. Mary, 
born July 29, 1644; married George Hewes. 

4. Martha, born 1646; married Richard Hub- 
bard, of Salisbury. 5. John, born October 9, 
1648. 6. William, born October 2, 1650. 7. 
Benjamin, born 1652. 8. Joseph, born Octo- 
ber 13, 1653; mentioned below. 9. Richard, 
born November 8, 1655; resided in Haver- 
hill; was in King Philip's war under Lieuten- 
ant Benjamin Sweet. 10. Ruth, bom Febru- 
ary 19, 1657. II. Lieutenant Jeremiah, bom 
February 17, 1658; married Ann Bradbury. 

(H) Captain Joseph Allen, son of William 
Allen (i), born at Salisbury, October 13, 
1653, died October 6, 1724, aged seventy-one. 
He was a blacksmith and yeoman, and resided 
in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He married 
first, July 29, 1680, Rachel Griggs, of Glouces- 
ter, died April 26, 1684; second, November 
20, 1684, Rose Howard, of Cape Ann, who 
died October 27, 1724, aged about sixty years. 
Children, born at Gloucester: i. Joseph, born 
June 2, 1681. 2. Jeremiah, born December 
12, 1682. 3. Rachel, born April 17, 1684. 4. 
Solomon, born September 22, 1685 ; died April 
29, 1686. 5. Benjamin, born January 23, 
1687; ^i^^ June 26, 1688. 6. Son, born Sep- 
tember 19, 1688; died September 19, 1688. 7. 
Thomas, born November 14, 1689. 8. Anna, 
born February 12, 1691 ; resided in Glouces- 
ter. 9. John, born April 18, 1692. 10. Rose, 
born July 7, 1694; married Thomas Lee. 11. 
William, born November 26, 1696; died Jan- 
uary 10, 1697. 12. Mary (twin), born No- 
vember 6, 1697; died young. 13. Patience 
(twin), born November 6, 1697; died young. 
14. Jeremiah, born November 15, 1698; lost 
at sea. 15. Samuel, born March 9, 1701; 
mentioned below. 16. Zerubbabel, born Feb- 
ruary 26, 1702-03. 17. Mary, born January 
9, 1705-06; died December 10, 1706. 

(HI) Samuel Allen, son of Captain Joseph 
Allen (2), was born at Gloucester, March 9, 
1 70 1. He was a yeoman and trader. He re- 
sided in Newbury and Manchester until 1763, 
when he settled in Billerica. He married first, 
January 26, 1726-27, Mary, daughter of Rev. 
Edmund March, of Amesbury. She died 
April 17, 1735, in Newbury, and he married 
second, September 25, 1735, Hannah Godfrey, 
of Newbury. His will was dated February 3, 
1775. Children, born at Newbury: i. John, 
born April 6, 1728; died May 4, 1728. 2. 
Mary, born May 27, 1729; died September 16, 
1729. 3. Anne, born August 18, 1730; died 
September 16, 1730. 4. Samuel, born No- 
vember 18, 173 1 ; died young. 5. Abigail, 
born January i, 1733; married, November 21, 
1 75 1, Josiah Lunt, of Newburyport. 6. Sam- 



orn June i, 1737; married Sally Good- 
ind resided in Gloucester and Billerica. 
ren born at Manchester: 7. Joseph, 
November 29, 1738; died at sea. 8. 
IS, bom July 31, 1740; married Michael 
ns. 9. Michael, born August 18, 1742; 
ssed into the English navy. 10. 
las, born June 7, 1744; married, October 
t68, Abigail Harvey, of Cape Ann. 11. 
, born March 12, 1745-46. 12. Zadock, 
February 28, 1748-49, died young. 13. 

born September 28, 1750, died young. 

^rubbabel (twin), born February 11, 

15. Jeremiah (twin), born February 

'5'2; mentioned below. 16. Anna, born 

Titter 18, 1757. 

') Jeremiah Allen, son of Samuel Allen 
)om at Manchester, Massachusetts, Feb- 

II, 1752, died October 28, 1837; mar- 
fuly A, 1776, Abigail, daughter of Sam- 
ogers. He resided at Billerica, on the 
where 'beacon King now or lately resid- 
[ie was ^. soldier in the revolution, in 
in EdwaiM Farmer's company, Colonel 
's regiment on the Lexington alarm, 

19, 1775, a'nd probably had other ser- 
Children: i. Abigail, born October 19, 

2. Jeremiah, uorn August 12, 1778. 3. 
ca, born April 15, 1780. 4. Polly, born 
1 28, 1782; married. May i, 1814, Philip 
m, of Wilton, New Hampshire. 5. 
el Rogers, born November 5, 1783; re- 
at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 6. Americus, 
March 18, 1786-87. 7. Nancy, born 
4, 1789: married John Richardson. 8. 

born September 23, 1791 ; married 

{ Ruggles. 9. Henry, born July 20, 

mentioned below. 10. John, born Jan- 

5, 1798. 

) Henry Allen, son of Jeremiah Allen 

»orn at Billerica, July 20, 1793; died July 

^64; married, October 29, 1817, E^za 

es, of Taunton, Massachusetts, born 

ary 14, 1794, died December 31, 1876. 

^ed on the homestead of his father. Chil- 

I. Edwin Henry, born August 27, 

married, for his second wife, Susan 

ins : by whom he had two children : i. 

?s Henry, born July 23, 1841, died at 

aigust 16, 1855 ; ii. Emma Frances, born 

nber 3, 1842, still living; Edwin Henry 

n the regular army, stationed at Fort 

ng, Minnesota. He died in St. Louis, 

uri ; his wife died October 4, 1892. 2. 

Minerva, born April 21, 1822, at Wilton, 

Hampshire ; deceased ; married, Septem- 

I, 1841, Rufus Clement, of Boston, sec- 

ond, Thomas C. Sawyer. 3. Fiona Melvina, 
born April 19, 1824; died December 11, 1895; 
married Thomas P. Fames, December 21, 
1843, (see Fames family). 4. Sanford Eaton, 
born March 28, 1828, at Lyndeborough, New 
Hampshire ; died February 6, 1908, in Racine, 
Wisconsin. 5. Martha Caldwell, born March 
16, 1830, died December 24, 1854; married 
William Bohanan. 

The Ward family has an ancient 
WARD and distinguished English his- 
tory. The records extend back 
to the days of Ward, a captain who came from 
Normandy with William the Conqueror. The 
first of the family to assume an additional 
name, so far as we know, was William de la 
Ward, who resided in Chester, England, in 
II 75. The Wards of Yorkshire spread grad- 
ually over the adjoining counties, and the sim- 
ilarity of their arms indicate a common origin, 
probably in Yorkshire. The arms are : Azure, 
a cross baton, or. Crest, a wolf's head, 

(I) William Ward, immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England in 1603, probably in 
Yorkshire. He came to New England before 
1639, when he was living in Sudbury, Massa- 
chusetts; was admitted a freeman May 10, 
1643; was deputy to the general court 1644; 
was for a number of vears chairman of the 
board of selectmen in Sudbury, and commis- 
sioner to end small causes, appointed by the 
general court. He and eight others were the 
original petitioners for the grant of land of 
which Marlborough was founded. As origin- 
ally laid out the town included not only the 
present city of Marlborough, but Westbor- 
ough, Southborough, and Northborough. 
Ward moved thither in 1660, the year the 
town was incorporated. He deposed October 
4, 1664, ^^^^t he was sixty-one years old. He 
had a fifty acre house lot on the south side 
of the road, nearly opposite the meeting house. 
He was elected deacon of the church. His 
lands finally extended westward to what is 
called Belcher's Pond, near which was built 
the tavern of his son-in-law, Abraham Wil- 
liams, who married the eldest daughter. He 
suffered, with the other settlers, great priva- 
tion and loss during King Philip's war. One 
son was slain and his buildings burned and his 
cattle killed. He died August 10, 1687. His 
will, dated April 6, 1686, bequeathed to wife 
Elizabeth ; to children John and Increase ; to 
children of his sons Richard and Eleazer, de- 
ceased ; to son-in-law Abraham Williams ; to 



children by former wife and present wife. 
The widow diet! December 9, 1700, in her 
eighty- seventh year. Children: i. John, born 
about 1626; married Hannah Jackson. 2. 
Joanna, born 1628: married Abraham Wil- 
hams. 3. Obadiah, bom 1632 ; married Mary 

. 4. Richard, born 1635; married Mary 

Moore. 5. Deborah, born 1637; married 
John Johnson. 6. Hannah, born 1639; mar- 
ried Abraham How. 7. William, born Janu- 
ary 22, 1640; died young. 8. Samuel, born 
September 24. 1641 ; mentioned below. 9. 
Elizabeth, born April 14. 1643. 10. Increase, 

born February 22, 1644; married 

Record. 11. Hopestill, born February 24, 
1646; married James Woods. 12. William, 
born February 12, 1648-9; married Hannah 
Fames. 13. Eleazer, born 1657: married 
Hannah Rice. 14, Bethia, born 1658; married 
Daniel Rice. 

(H) Samuel Ward, .son of William Ward 
(i), born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Sep- 
tember 24. 1641, died 1729. He was a farmer 
in Marlborough. His will, dated May 22, 
1727. said he "was well stricken in years and 
crazy in body, but of perfect mind and mem- 
ory." The will was contested December 19, 
1729, by all his children and heirs except 
Samuel, to whom he gave the most, on the 
ground that he was crazy in mind as well as 
body when he made his will. The heirs finally 
settled the case out of court. He married, 
June 6. 1667, Sarah How, of Marlborough, 
born September 25, 1644, died August 11, 
1707, daughter of John How; second, Eliza- 
beth , who survived him. Ciiiklren: r. 

Sarah, born April 22, 1668. 2. Joseph, born 
1670; married Abiah Wheelock. 3. Eliza- 
beth, born March, 1672; married September 
6, 1695, Nathaniel, son of Shadrack and Ehz- 
abeth (Treadway) Hapgood. Elizabeth's 
father was killed by Indians at Brookfield, 
.August 2, 1675; resided in Stow. 4. Mary, 
born 1676: married Caleb Rice. 5. Samuel, 
born March, 1678: mentioned below. 6. 
Bethia, born May 25, 1681 ; died wnmarried, 
1757: a lace maker by trade. 7. Daniel, born 
1697: died .'\pril 13. 1800, aged thirteen years. 

(HI) Samuel Ward, son of Samuel Ward 
(2), born in March, 1678, died at Marlbor- 
ough, February 7, 1737-8, aged sixty years; 

married Mary . who died January 17, 

1758. They resided in Marlborough. Chil- 
dren: I. Ephraim, born June 26, 1705; mar- 
ried Susanna Weeks. 2. Absalom, born Sep- 
tember 20, 17015 ; married Mary Wilkinson. 3. 
Tamar, born February 11, 1708; died unmar- 

ried, in Marlborough. 4. I_'>Iiy. born AugustJ 
23, 1711; married March 30, 1731",. \allian' 
Prescott, of Marlborough. 5. Uriah, b 
August 2, 1716; married Sarah Oakc-. 
Benjamin, born November 10. 17(9; ni 
tioned below. 

(IV) Benjamin Ward, son of SamiiJ 
Ward (3), born November ro, 1719, died 
Charlton, 1802, aged eighty-three years. 
estate was inventoried July 8, 1S02. He 
sided at Charlton, He married Mai 
sister of his brother's wife. ChildrenJ 
Levi, born March 28, 1743; married HJ 
Merrill. 2, Sybil, born February 
died June 2, 1772. 3. Mary, burn Febr J 
1748; married Aaron Hobb^;. of StirJ 
died May 19, 1768. 4. JiTu--ha. b'j April 

■8', Lanck- 
May 26, 

' larried Har- 
^Tovember 4, 

19, 1750; married, October 
Ian Cameron. 5. Edmun<l, 
1752; died July 26, 1760. 6. P.atli-.ieba', bom 
November 29, 1754; married Ji.mi'han Perry. 
7. .\rtemas, born April 23, 1757 ; 
nah Perry. 8. Nathan, bon 
1759; died unmarried. 9. Dr,id, born Feb- 
ruary I, 1762; married Nao-.ii Comins. 10. 
Benjamin, mentioned below. ■ ' 

(V) Benjamin Ward, mh of Benjamin j 
Ward (4), born June 3. -.^67. died December 
IQ, 1815. aged forty-eight. He resided at 
Charlton, Massachusetts. He married, .April I 
17, 1794. Lucy Thompson, who administered 
his estate. Children: i. Aaron, born Feb- 
ruary 8. 1795; mentioned below. 2. Helen, 
born December 5, 1796. 3. D wight, born Feb- 
ruary 4. 180O; died November 29, 1809. 4 
Abigail, born November 6, 1803. 5. Alvah, 
born June 29, 1807. 6. Doliver, born Febru- 
ary 16. 1810. 

(VI) Aaron Ward, son of Benjamin Ward 
(.5). born February 8, 1795; married, 1816, in 
Charlton, Sally Brown, who died August 9, 
1833, aged thirty-five years. He resided in 
Charlton. Children: 1. Gilbert Dwight, bom 
May 31, 1820. 2. Delia Grew, born Septem- 
ber 17, 1821 ; married John L. Davis. (See 
Davis). 3, Sarah Brown, born July 2. 1824. 

John L. Davis was a farmer at 
DAVIS Claremont, New Hampshire. He 

married Delia Grew Ward, born 
Septendier 17, 1821, daughter of Aaron and 
Sally Ward, of Charlton, Massachusetts (see 
Ward family). Children: i. Sarah E.. born 
August 23, 1850, married George M. L. Lane. 
2. Frank Edmund, of whom later. 3. Ida J., 
born May 12, 1857, at Manchester, New 
Hampshire, unmarried. 



ank Edmund Davis, son of John 
(i). was born in Lowell, Massa- 
December 26, 1855. He was edu- 
the public schools of Manchester, 
npshire, and at Highland Military 
Worcester, Massachusetts. A f ter 
I his studies he returned to Man- 
d learned the trade of watchmaking, 
followed for a period of almost five 
he expiration of which time he went 
incisco, California, in the employ of 
Shreve & Company, in the jewelry 
and there passed the following two 
1877 he located in Haverhill, Mass- 
and engaged in the furniture bus- 
ducting an extensive and profitable 
I being the pioneer in the plan of 
•niture on installments. On March 
e disposed of his business and en- 
oaning money, to which he gave his 
*ntion and to which he has since 
imself. He has always conducted 
5S in a manner that has won for him 
t praise and given him a standing in 
?ss world second to none. He is 
an adviser in many instances, and 
^hly appreciated by all who know 
is keen business acumen. He is a 
man in the full acceptance of the 
inning his business career without 
nee of capital or influential friends, 
step by step by the exercise of the 
sties w^hich make for success, pru- 
rgy and perseverance. He is cour- 
aitcible in manner, kind and consid- 
he wishes of others, and therefore 
spect and confidence of his business 
and personal friends. In politics 

vis married, January 19, 1876, Ad- 
imes, of Wilmington, daughter of 
^. and Elona M. (Allen) Eames. 
n, Eames and Ward families). 

The surname Dolliver, in 
A^ER some of its several ways of 

spelling, has been known in 
land history since the earliest times 
Dny, and in Europe the name is one 
mtiquity. Savage gives an account 
eph DoUiber at Salem in 1633, but it 
I that the name was known among 
tions at least several years previous 
le. The earliest seat of the family 
igland appears to have been at Mar- 
id in the vicinity of Salem, and one 
has it that the first Doliber there 

came from Cape Ann, which for more than 
two centuries has been one of the principal 
places of abode of the family. 

According to reliable authority the name 
seems to have originated in Wales, and is de- 
rived from Bvr and Dal, which names de- 
scribe a short valley, in which the family under 
the name of Dalyber is said to have lived in 
early times. The name appears frequently 
in various records and the Rev. Mr. Gourly 
is authority for the statement that William 
Dalyber was baptized in the church at St. 
Mary's at Stoke Abbot in the year 1558. 

There is a record of the will of Robert 
Dalyber of Sellettes, in the parish of Stoke 
Abbot, Dorsetshire, yeoman, dated March 20, 
1632, and admitted to probate May 27, 1633, 
in which the testator mentions a wife, not 
named, and also an eldest son Robert, sec- 
ond son Tristram, son Samuel, son Joseph, 
daughters Sara and Rebecca, two sons in law 
and their children. This Robert Dalyber was 
the father of Samuel Doliber of Marblehead. 
He was baptized at Stoke Abbot, according to 
ilie parish records of the church at St. Mary's, 
in the year 1608. He is known to have been 
at Marblehead as early as 1649, when he was 
one of the selectmen of that town. He un- 
doubtedly married in England and brought his 
wiff with him to America. The records at 
Salem show the names of his son Joseph and 
his daughters Dorothy and Rebecca. The 
name of his wife and the date of her death 
is not known. 

(I) Samuel Doliber (or Dolliver) left 
Marblehead and took up his abode at Glouces- 
ter, on Cape Ann, about 1652, for June 29, 
that year, he bought of Thomas Mailward, of 
Newbury, formerly of Gloucester, his farm 
of forty acres of upland and ten acres of 
marsh at the place called Freshwater cove. 
August I, 1654, he married second, Mary, 
daughter of Robert Elwell, whose name ap- 
pears in the records in 1635 as one of the wit- 
nesses in connection with the conduct of 
Thomas Warrenton. Robert Elwell was ad- 
mitted freeman in 1640, and joined the church 
at Salem in 1643. In 1642 he bought lands in 
Gloucester, and lived first at the harbor and 
afterward on the eastern point, where most of 
his land was situated. He was selectman in 
1649 '^"^1 several times afterward, a commis- 
sioner "for ending small causes" in 1651, and 
sometimes was addressed as "goodman." He 
died May 18, 1683. By his wife Mary Elwell, 
Samuel Dolliver (his name was also given as 
Dolever, Doliber, Dalyber and Dalliber) had 



children: i. William, born August 17, 1656; 
see forward. 2. Samuel, born July 9, 1658. 
3. Mary, born March 26, 1662. 4. Richard, 
born April 18, 1665; no male issue. 5. Sarah, 
born December 24, 1667. 6. John, born May 
2^, 1671. 

fll) William Dolliver, eldest child and son 
of Samuel and his wife Mary (Elwell) Dolli- 
ver, was born in Gloucester, August 17, 1656. 
He was known as Captain Dollivcr, a title 
probably derived from his maritime employ- 
ment. His excellent parentage and marriage 
connection w^ould denote that he was a man of 
character, but he appears to have fallen into 
unfortunate ways, and after some domestic 
trouble left the town, and all trace of him 
appears to have been lost. His wife Ann 
seems also to have had her full share of mis- 
fortune, and was under suspicion of witch- 
craft in 1692, and although perfectly innocent 
in that respect, her mind evidently became un- 
balanced because of domestic afflictions. 
From that time her care and that of her chil- 
dren devolved on her father. Rev, John Hig- 
ginson, who is said to have been at heavy ex- 
pense on that account. The records do not 
give the number or names of these children, 
but Mr. Higginson's will, made in 1705, and 
proved in 1708, mentions "daughter Dolliver's 
children, Sarah, Peter and Paul." From this 
it is clear that William and Ann had at least 
three children living at the time Rev. John 
lligginson's will was made, and thus it is be- 
yond question that the branch of the Glou- 
cester family of Dollivers here treated are 

descendants of Samuel Dolliver and Marv 

^^^ ^ 

Elwell through their son William, who mar- 
ried Ann Higginson and had the three chil- 
dren above mentioned. They married Octo- 
ber 4, 1682. Her father. Rev. John Higgin- 
son, was of Saybrook and Guilford, Connec- 
ticut, and Salem. Massachusetts. His wife 
w-as Sarah Whitfield, daughter of Rev. Henry 
Whitfield of Guilford. Rev. John Higginson 
was a son of Rev. Francis Higginson, who 
died in Salem, August 6, 1630, leaving a 
widow Ann and nine children. 

(HI) Peter Dolliver, son of Captain Wil- 
liam and Ann (Higginson) Dolliver, is said 
by Rabson, in his "History of Gloucester," to 
have come to the town about 1707, and in the 
next year bought land on what afterward be- 
came Spring street. His name does not after- 
ward appear in town records until his mar- 
riage with Abigail Sanders, January 25, 1722. 
He afterward lived in Gloucester, and died 
there of small pox, February, 1764. His wife 

x\bigail, born in Gloucester, June 29, 1705, 
was daughter of Thomas Sanders, third son of 
widow ^lary Sanders, who came to Glouces- 
ter in 1702 with her seven children. Her sons 
were shipwrights, and were attracted to the 
town on account of the activity in shipbuilding 
which began about that time. Peter Dolliver 
and his wife Abigail Sanders had children: 
I. William, born June 17, 1724. 2. Peter, 
born May 3, 1727. 3. Joseph, born Januar}' 

26, 1732, died , buried November 13. 

1732. 4. John, bofn April 19, 1741. 5. Abi- 
gail, born Jiuly 12, 1743. 

(IV) Peter Dolliver, second son of Peter 
and Abigail (Sanders) Dolliver, was born in 
Gloucester, May 3, 1727, and died (probably) 
February 5, 1806. He was a shipmaster and 
a man of considerable prominence in the town. 
Jiis first wife, whom he married September 

24, 17*^8, was Abigail Ingersoll, a daughter of 
cither John or Josiah Ingersoll, and a descend- 
ant of one of the most respected old families 
of the town. Four children were born of his 
first marriage. For his second wife Mr. Dol- 
liver married, June 17, 1770, Esther, widow of 
Captain Timothy Rogers, and daughter of 
Colonel Thomas Goldthwaite and his wife 
Esther Epes, the latter being a daughter of 
Colonel Epes and his wife Esther Maccarty 
Sargent, of Gloucester. By his second wife 
Peter Dolliver had two children. His children 
by both marriages: i. Peter, baptized in First 
church September 17, 1749; died young. 2. 
Peter, born October 8, 1753 : baptized October 
14, 1753. 3. W^illiam, born February 3, 1759: 
baptized February 18, 1759. 4. Joseph, bom 
February 20, 1766; probably died young. 5. 
Thomas, baptized in First church, Gloucester, 
^Tarch 5, 1772. 6. Henry, baptized in First 
church January 6, 1774. 

(V) Captain William Dolliver. third son of 
Peter and Abigail (Ingersoll) Dolliver, born 
in Gloucester February 3, 1759, died there 
October 10, 1 84 1, aged eighty-three years. 
He was a shipmaster of the olden times, and 
attained considerable prominence in the ser- 
vice. He also served with credit as a soldier 
of the revolution, and afterward received a 


pension. Both he and his w'ife were devout 
followers of the teachings of Father Murray, 
and (lied in the faith. He married, November 

25, 1789, Elizabeth Foster, born January 22, 
1766, died January 22, 1854, daughter of Col- 
onel Joseph Foster and his w-ife Lydia Gid- 
dings. (See Foster family). William Dolli- 
ver and Elizabeth Foster had .children: i. 
William Henry, born May 22, 1793; died No- 



vember 5, 1794. 2. Joseph Foster, born Feb- 
ruary 9, 1795; died August 22, 1817. 3. Wil- 
liam Henry, born February 21, 1797; died in 
West Indies, June 15, 1844; married April 10, 
1828, Adeline, daughter of Daniel Sayvvard; 
died January 10, 1868. Seven children: 
Joseph, Sarah Elizabeth, Murray Ballou, Anna 
Maria, Judith Foster, William Henry and 
Helen. 4. Sarah Elizabeth, born December 
14, 1798, died May 11, 1840; married Lorenzo 
Draper, of Boston (his second wife) ; chil- 
dren : Elizabeth S., Frances Amelia and 
Charles Albert Draper. 5. Esther Gold- 
thwaite, born February 14, 1802; died August 
10, 1887; married June 20, 1829, Francis A. 
Hutchings, of Gloucester, born 1798, died No- 
vember 2, 1867; children: Clementina, Abi- 
gail Saunders, Francis Vincent, Frances 
Amory, Vincent and Bessie Foster Hutchings. 
6. Judith Clementina, born February 23, 1804, 
died March 17, 1892; married, in Glouces- 
ter, Robert Williams, of Boston (second 
wife), son of Solomon Williams. He was a 
broker; died November 18, 1862. No chil- 
dren. 7. Edward Symes Lang, born Septem- 
ber 30, 1809; see forward. 

(VI) Edward Symes Lang Dolliver, young- 
est child of Captain William and Elizabeth 
(Foster) Dolliver, born in Gloucester, Sep- 
tember 30, 1809, died there August 4, 1890. 
When quite young he went to New York 
City, and for some time previous to 1837 was 
engaged in the French importing trade. Dur- 
ing the period of financial depression which 
was most severely felt in all business circles 
about the year 1837, the firm of which he was 
a member was compelled to suspend. Soon 
afterward he came with his wife to Glouces- 
ter, and in 1838 started a dry goods store at 
the corner of Front (Main) and Short streets. 
From about 1840 to 1842 his partner was T. 
Sewell Lancaster, but in the year last men- 
tioned Mr. Dolliver left the dry goods trade 
and became sole proprietor of a furniture bus- 
iness, which was afterward his chief occupa- 
tion so long as he engaged in active pursuits. 
He soon purchased and moved his stock to a 
building which stood where his ancestor, Peter 
Dolliver, located in 1707, and there in 1861 
he erected a substantial building. For many 
years Mr. Dolliver was a prominent figure in 
Gloucester business circles, and is remembered 
as a thoroughly honest man, somewhat reserv- 
ed in manner but always courteous and gentle- 
manly. He retired from business because of 
his advanced years, failing sight and partial 
deafness. He died in Gloucester at the age 

of nearly eighty-one years. While living in 
New York he married Helen Amelia Carroll 
of that city. 

Of the family life and antecedents of Helen 
Amelia Carroll little is known, but from in- 
formation gathered from various sources it is 
understood that the family descended from 
Irish ancestors. Her father, George Carroll, 
born about 1796, was a son of George and 
Bridget Carroll, who are said to have had a 
large family of thirteen children, George being 
the only one of them who grew to maturity. 
The elder George died in Albany, New York, 
May 9, 1800; his wife Bridget died June 13, 
1837, at the age of ninety years. George 
Carroll, son of the parents just mentioned, 
was made a Master Mason in St. John's 
Lodge, No. I, of New York, January 24, 
t8ii; was elected junior warden, December, 
1813; senior warden, December, 1814; master, 
December, 181 5. October 14, 1824, "the 
lodge was draped in mourning as a token of 
respect to the memory of its late master, 
George Carroll." Mr. Carroll's wife was Ann 
D. Hutchinson, and by her he had three chil- 
dren : Helen Bush Carroll, born May 28, 
181 5, died June 21, 1816; Depeyster Seymour 
Carroll, born November 13, 1816, died Febru- 
ary 24, 1 81 8; and Helen Amelia Carroll, born 
November 5, 1818, and who became the wife 
of Edward Symes Lang Dolliver. Their chil- 
dren: I. George Carroll, born in New York, 
March 9, 1837; became acting master's mate 
in United States navy, and was killed in 
action March 28, 1863, on bpard steamer 
"Diana," in Atchafalaya river, near Brazier 
City. Louisiana, at the time of the capture of 
that vessel by the Confederates. 2. Helen 
Justine, born in Gloucester, January 21, 1840. 
3. Edward, born September 29, 1843; "^^ 
city treasurer of Gloucester. 4. Annie Hutch- 
inson, born July 8, 1848, died February 28, 
1906. 5. Elizabeth Foster, born January 3, 
1854: married John W. Kendrick, son of John 
A. Kendrick and his wife Mary E. Crosby, of 
Worcester, Massachusetts. Children : i. Vio- 
let Kendrick, born March 18, 1882, died 
young; ii. Margaret Carroll Kendrick, born 
Mary 23, 1883: iii. Edward Dolliver Kendrick, 
born November 14, 1884; iv. Carroll Crosby 
Kendrick born February 14, 1888; v. Helen 
Elizabeth Kendrick. vi. John Foster Ken- 
drick, born July, 1892. 

(VH) Edward Dolliver, only surviving son 
of Edward Symes Lang and Helen Amelia 
(Carroll) Dolliver, was born in Gloucester, 
September 29, 1843. After receiving an edu- 



cation in the public schools he worked in his 
father's store until the second year of the late 
civil war. In August, 1862, he enlisted as a 
private in Company G, Eighth Massachusetts 
Volunteer Infantry, served one year, and was 
mustered out in August, 1863. In July, 1864, 
he re-enlisted in the same company and regi- 
ment, and served one hundred days. Since 
1879 he has held the office of city treasurer of 
Gloucester, and since 1869 has been a director 
of the Sawyer Free Library of Gloucester, 
being also at the present time one of the 
library trustees and clerk of the board. Sep- 
tember 10, 1868, Mr. Dolliver married Har- 
riet P. Rust, of Gloucester, born December 14, 
1847, <^i^d May 11, 1902. Children were born 
of this marriage: i. George Carroll Dolli- 
ver, born in Gloucester, September 26, 1869; 
graduated from Tufts College, 1891 ; and from 
Harvard Medical School, 1895; practiced in 
Boston about two years; died December 30, 
1897; married, September 10, 1895, Helen 
Gage Hopkins, of Arlington, Massachusetts. 
No children. 2. Robert Bruce Dolliver, born 
December 21, 1871 ; died July 21, 1872. 3. 
Richard Loring Dolliver, born January 19, 
1877; died January 25, 1879. 

Joseph Foster (Jeremiah 4, John 
FOSTER 3, Reginald 2, Reginald i), 
was born in 1730, in Che- 
bacco parish, Ipswich, now the town of Essex, 
Essex county, Massachusetts. His father 
was Jeremiah Foster (4), also of Ipswich, 
born 1691, died March 25, 1769, and was a 
mariner; and his mother was Dorothy, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel and Joanna Rust; she died 
May 14, 1745. 

Joseph Foster was the sixth of a family of 
thirteen children, and a great-great-grandson 
of Reginald Foster, who is believed to have 
come to this country from Exeter, Devon- 
shire, England, and who settled in Ipswich in 
1638. as is stated in "The Descendants of Reg- 
inald Foster,*' Boston, 1876. He also was a 
great-great-grandson of John Dane, of Ips- 
wich, author of "A Declaration of Remark- 
able Providence in the Course of My Life." 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Dane and wife 
of Reginald Foster (2) was Colonel Foster's 
great-grandmother. Elizabeth Dane was a 
niece of Rev. Francis Dane, forty-eight years 
minister at Andover, Massachusetts, who 
boldly denouncing the witchcraft delusion of 
1692, was prominently connected with the 
trials at Salem when almost every member of 
his family was under arrest or suspicion, and 

a daughter and granddaughter were tried and 
condemned to death. About 1756 Joseph Fos- 
ter married Lydia, daughter of Daniel Gid- 
dings, of Chebacco, born 1732, died July 27, 
1784, and was the mother of all of Joseph 
Foster's children. He married, second, Han- 
nah, widow of Isaac Somes, by whom she had 
six children, but none by her marriage with 
Joseph Foster. 

In early life Colonel Foster made many 
voyages at sea, being in 1760 master of the 
schooner "Wolfe," at Gibraltar, and in 1761 
of the schooner "Joseph," in the West Indies. 
In 1762 he returned and settled permanently 
in Gloucester, where he engaged in commerce, 
and from 1766 to 1771 and probably before 
and afterwards, he had trading vessels to 
Cadiz, Malaga, Gibraltar, St. Kitts, Monte 
Christo, St. John's, Guadaloupe, the West In- 
dies, also coasting and fishing. He was promi- 
nent in Gloucester during the revolution, and 
was colonel of the forces there. In 1782 he 
was captured in command of the rebel letter- 
of-marque "Polly," and was a prisoner of 
war on parole at Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 
July of that year. This parole paper is still 
preserved. He is said to have been drummed 
through Halifax, Nova Scotia, in retaliation 
for similar treatment inflicted by him on Brit- 
ish prisoners at Gloucester. 

At a town meeting held in Gloucester, De- 
cember 28, 1772, to protest against "the des- 
potic measures adopted by the British Minis- 
try" in opposition to "the rights and liberties 
of the people of the American Colonies," 
Joseph Foster was chosen one of the seven 
members of the "Gloucester Committee of 
Correspondence" then elected, who on March 
6, 177s, "were continued in office. In 1774 he 
was one of the five selectmen of Gloucester, 
and in 1775 was representative of that town 
to the general court of Massachusetts. In 
1779 he was one of five delegates to the con- 
vention to form the state constitution, and 
after the close of the revolution he was again 
representative to the general court in the 
years 1784, 1785 and 1786, and onebf the four 
representatives in 1788. At a town meeting, 
March, 1774, Joseph Foster was chosen one 
of two special constables appointed "in case 
the small-pox should come into the town, 
they having had it." In March, 1775, he gave 
2 pounds 8 shillings, being one of the largest 
contributors toward 117 pounds 7 shillings I 
penny, raised in Gloucester for the relief of 
the distress caused in Boston by the act of 
parliament in shutting up that port. Through- 



out the period of the revolution he was active 
in many ways in supporting the cause for 
which the colonies were contending and had 
immediate command of the Gloucester com- 
pany of minute-men in defending the town and 
also in various aggressive operations. In 
1779, during the "period of great poverty," he 
gave provisions from his store for the relief 
of many distressed families. 

Colonel Foster died December 9, 1804, pos- 
sessed of a large estate. By his first wife, 
Lydia Giddings, he had seven children; all 
probably born in Gloucester: i. Mary, born 
1757, died in Ipswich, December 25, 1785; 
married, July 17, 1777, Nathan Wade, born in 
Ipswich, February 27, 1750, son of Timothy 
\\'ade and Ruth Woodbury. After the death 
of his wife Mary he married, October 29, 
1788. Hannah Treadwell, born in Ipswich, 

1763, died May 14, 1814. He was captain of 
the Ipswich minute-men at Bunker Hill, and 
later held a commission as colonel in the revo- 
lutionary service. 2. Lydia, born ; 

baptized September, 1760, in First church, 
Gloucester ; died before January 19, 1808 ; 
married John Osborne Sargent, of Glouces- 
ter, a great-grandson of W^illiam Sargent 2d 
of Gloucester (Epes, Epes, William). 3. 
Sarah, born 1762, died November i, 1836; 
married William Dolliver (2) of Gloucester, 
cousin of William Dolliver, who married her 
sister Elizabeth. 4. Joseph, born May 23, 

1764. He was third mate of the rebel letter- 
of-marque "Polly," of which his father was 
captain; was captured, 1782, by the English, 
and was a prisoner of war on parole at Wind- 
scir. Nova Scotia. July of that year. He lived 
in Gloucester, and was one of the selectmen 
1798 and several times afterward. He was a 
sea captain, and was lost at sea in 1816, never 
having been heard from after sailing from 
Gloucester August i, 1816, in the sloop "Wil- 
liam." In 1782 he married Rebecca Ingersoll, 
born in Gloucester, August 26, 1759, died 
April 2Ty 1820, having had a large family of 
thirteen children. §• Elizabeth, born January 
22, 1766, died January 22, 1854, in Boston; 
married, November 25, 1789, William Dolli- 
ver, of Gloucester, who died October 10, 1841. 
They had seven children (see Dolliver fam- 
ily). 6. Judith, born in 1772, died October 
22, 1 84 1, in Dorchester, Massachusetts; mar- 
ried Bradbury Saunders. Being left a widow 
she kept a fashionable young ladies' boarding 
school at Dorchester from about 1800 to 1820. 
7. Benjamin, born April, 1774, was master of 
brigantine "Polly," and on the 4th of that 

month was captured by the English frigate 
"Sircsse," at Point a Pitre, Guaoaloupe. This 
is the last that is known of him. His ship 
was probably named for his wife Polly, who 
afterward married Joseph Locke. 

The surname Dewhirst is a 
DEWHIRST place name meaning a 

wooded tract frecjuented by 
deer. The seat of the family in Lancashire, 
Krigland, where the family has been promi- 
nent manv centuries is Dewhirst, and the 
coat-of-arms is: Ermine three escallops gules. 
Crest — A wolf's head ermine. The Middle- 
sex county branch of the Dewhirst family is 
evidently related, bearing the same arms. 
Their crest is : A wolf's head ermine collared 
azure. Motto — Spes mea in Deo. One prom- 
inent branch of the family is in Cheshire, 
where the late George Dewhirst bought Ough- 
rington Ilall of George TrafFord in 1864. The 
name appears among the earliest surnames in 
England. On the old Hundreds Rolls the 
Prior of Dcrhirste is mentioned, and in the 
reign of Queen Elizabeth we find the name 
spelled Dewhirste. At the present time the 
family is found in many counties in England. 
( D Charles Dewhirst was born about 1800 
in England and lived most of his life in York- 
shire, He was a hand-loom weaver by trade. 
He married Betsey Marshall, also a native of 
England. They came to America in 1854 and 
spent their last years with their son, James 
Dewhirst, of Haverhill. Massachusetts. He 
died there in 1865 and his wife soon after; 
she arrived in this country in 1854. They 
were Baptists in religion. Children: Sarah, 
Samuel, James, mentioned below ; Martha, 
Anna, Richard. Charles. Four others died in 
infancy in England. 

(II) James Dewhirst. son of Charles Dew- 
hirst (i), was born in Todmorden, York- 
shire, England, June 14, 1830. His early edu- 
cation was accjuired in his native land. At the 
age of twenty-one he decided to come to 
America and sailed June 17, 185 1, on the 
ship "Daniel Webster" and landed at Boston, 
Massachusetts. He lived and worked in the 
mills for three years in Lawrence, Massachu- 
setts: then went to North Andover, where he 
lived three years, after which he moved to 
Haverhill. He learned the trade of dyer but 
followed it only a short time. In 1862 he 
opened a hotel in Haverhill on the corner of 
Water and State streets, and until 1902 con- 
ducted a hotel with much success. At that 
time he retired, though he retains the owner- 



ship of the hotel, the present New Gordon, a 
very handsome and commodious public house. 
Mr. Dewhirst invested in Haverhill real estate 
and devotes his time since he retired to the 
care of his property. He exhibited a peculiar 
aptitude for the line of business in which he 
engaged, and no man in the city has a more 
creditable career and none stands higher in 
the esteem of his townsmen. He came to this 
country a poor boy, dependent upon his own 
exertions and labor, and through his own 
thrift and industry acquired a handsome com- 
petence. Mr. Dewhirst was formerly a mem- 
ber of the Haverhill board of trade. He is a 
member and generous supporter of the Prot- 
estant Episcopal church, and was a prime 
mover in raising funds for the chimes in the 
tower of Trinity Church. He has given freely 
not only to the benevolences of his own 
church but to all charities and funds that ap- 
pealed to him as worthy of support, and is 
rightly counted among the men of public spirit 
in the city of Haverhill, as one willing to help 
promote its welfare at every opportunity. 

He married, first, in 1857, Ann Fisher John- 
son, of North Andover, Massachusetts. He 
married, second, 1868, Anna Maria Fielden. 
Child of first wife: i. Frank, born October, 
1858. married in 1886 Sarah Glusky, and has 
daughter Beatrice, born in 1888. Child of 
second wife: 2. Jessie F., born March 13, 
1875, resides in Haverhill. 

The surname Webster is of 
WEBSTER ancient English origin, being 

a trade name, a colloquial term 
for weaver. The most important English 
family of this name claims descent from John 
Webster, who was a resident of Bolsover, 
Derbyshire, in the reign of Henry IV., and 
whose descendants are settled in Essex, in 
which county as well as in Cambridgeshire 
and Huntingdonshire Henry IV. granted John 
Webster large estates about 1400. The Scotch 
family of Webster, very likely also descended 
from this John Webster, were in Edinburgh- 
shire before 1700, probably not long before 
that date, however. There is no other family 
of this surname in Scotland bearing arms, 
though descendants are found in other sec- 
tions of the country. The armorial bearings 
of the Webster family of Edinburgh: Argent 
a fesse gules between three crosses crosslet 
fitchee azure. Crest: The sun rising out of 
the sea proper. Motto — Emergo. Of the 
American families of the surname Webster 
there are two important branches. John Web- 

ster, who came from Suffolk, England, pro- 
genitor of Daniel Webster, is mentioned 
below. John Webster, from Warwickshire, 
England, settled in Connecticut and was pro- 
genitor of the dictionary genius, Noah Web- 

(I) John Webster, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England and as early as 1634 was 
a proprietor and resident of the town of Ips- 
wich, Massachusetts. He seems to be the 
same John Webster, baker by trade, who was 
admitted an inhabitant of Salem in 1637 and 
had a grant of land; who was witness in the 
Essex court in 1639 and applied for land at 
the Creek in 1642. He married Mary Shat- 
swell, sister of John Shatswell, who remem- 
bered her in his will. She married second, 
October 29, 1650, John Emery, Sr., of New- 
bury, and removed with him to Haverhill. He 
and his son, John Emery, were apj>ointed 
guardians of Israel Webster, aged eighteen; 
and Nathan Webster, aged sixteen, at their 
request November 26, 1662. The family re- 
moved to Newbury from Ipswich. Adminis- 
tration was granted to John Webster's widow 
Mary, November 4, 1646, and later at her de- 
sire devision was made to the eight minor 
children; to the eldest son John the farm, he 
paying to the youngest son five pounds or 
quarter of the value of the farm; Mary, Ste- 
phen and Hannah to have equal shares in the 
island .bought of Widow Andrews; Elizabeth, 
Abigail and Israel to have twenty nobles 
apiece; all at twenty-one years of age. Chil- 
dren: I. John, born 1632, married, June 13, 
1653, Ann Batt. 2. Hannah, married, April 

1, 1657, Michael Emerson, and had daughter 
Hannah, who married Thomas Duston and 
was the heroine of Indian captivity. 3. Steph- 
en, born 1637, mentioned below. 4. Elizabeth, 
married Samuel Simmons. 5. Abigail, married 
January 18, 1666, Abraham Merrill, of New- 
bury. 6. Israel, married January 3, 1665, 
Elizabeth Brown ; second November 9, 1669, 
Elizabeth Lunt. 7. Nathan, married Mary 

(II) Stephen Webster, son of John Web- 
ster (i), was born in 1637, in Ipswich, Massa- 
chusetts, and died May 10, 1694. He married, 
March 24, 1662, Hannah Ayer, who died June 

2, 1676; second. May 26, 1678, Judith Broad. 
Stephen came to Haverhill with his mother 
and step- father, John Emery, Sr. He served 
under Sergeant John Webster in the second 
garrison in 1690. His widow Judith waived 
her right to administer the estate, asking the 
appointment of sons John and Stephen. Ste- 



phen Sr. and wife deeded to John Light, Oc- 
tober 20, 1673, a parcel of land. He bought 
land in Haverhill of Nathan Gould, of Ames- 
bury, in August, 1672; of Thomas Dow, July 
26, 1673; ^f Elizabeth Swan, April 17, 
1661, and of John Williams, March 2, 
1665. His sons John and Stephen sold 
their shares in the estate to their brother 
Nathan, March 11, 1728-9. Children: i. 
John, bom March 15, 1668; married, June 14, 
1693, Triphena Locke. 2. Mary, born April 

21. 1670; married, June 14, 1693, Jacob Whit- 
aker. 3. Stephen, born January i, 1672; mar- 
ried, October 23, 1700, Mary (Goodwin) 
Cooke. 4. Nathan, mentioned below. 

(HI) Nathan Webster, son of Stephen 
Webster (2), was born in Haverhill, Novem- 
ber 14, 1674, and died August 16, 1741 ; mar- 
ried, September 12, 1708, Sarah Low, who 
died April 7, 1741. His will was dated Sep- 
tember 14, 1741. Children: i. Sarah, born 
September 10, 1709; died September 24, 1709. 
2. Martha, born October 16, 1710; died Feb- 
ruary 2, 1784. 3. Thomas, born February 10, 
1 71 2; mentioned below. Children of second 
wife: 4. Nathan Jr., born May 12, 1714; died 
May 25, 1 7 14. 5. Jonathan, born December 

^3' 1715J ^^^^ J"ly 4> 1796; married, October 
24, 1737, Abigail Dustin. 6. Nathan, born 
August 26, 1718, settled in Bristol, Maine; 
married, April 23, 1742, Mehitable Follans- 
l)ee. 7. David, born February 23, 1720. 

(I\') Thomas Webster, son of Nathan 
Webster (3), was born in Haverhill, February 
10. 1712; died December 31, 1781. He mar- 
ried, March 10, 1736, Ruth Hazeltine, who 
died June 24. 1766. He married second, Abi- 
gail (Webster) Cheney, widow, October 14, 
1766. He contributed to help the revolution. His 
will dated January 30, 1779, proved February 
4, 1782, bequeathed to wife Abigail, children 
Hannah, Moses, Jesse, Samuel, Thomas, 
.Amos and Daniel; to Moses Emery, his wife's 
son; to four grandchildren. He was on the 
alarm list in 1757; was deacon of the church 
from about 1771 until the time of his death. 
Children of the first wife: i. David, born 
February 18, 1737-8; died June i, 1738. 2. 
Lieutenant Peter, born March 3, 1738-9; died 
at Ticonderoga in 1758. 3. Sarah, born Feb- 
ruary 9, 1 740- 1. 4. Susannah, born December 

22. 1742. 5. Moses, born November 22, 1744, 
6. Simon, born November 26, 1746. 7. Jesse, 
born April 18, 1748. 8. Samuel, born April 
18, 1750; mentioned below. 9. Hannah, born 
May 15, 1753. 10. Abigail, born October 8, 
1755. II. Thomas, bom July 15, 1758; died 

1760. 12. Ruth, born November 18, 1760. 
Children of second wife: 13. Dr. Thomas, 
born August 16, 1767; married, December 18, 
1 79 1, Sally West. 14.. Amos, born January 
30, 1770. 15. Daniel, born July 27, 1771; 
married, December 8, 1791, Mehitable Hains. 

(V) Samuel Webster, son of Thomas Web- 
ster (4), was born in Haverhill, April 18, 
1750; married, November 26, 1777, Lydia 
Bradley, who died September 5, 1850, at 
Salem. New Hampshire, ninety-four years 
old. He died at Salem, April 9, 1804. He 
was a farmer during his active years. He was 
a soldier in the revolution in Captain Timothy 
Eaton's company, Colonel Johnson's regi- 
ment, April 19, 1775, and later; also sergeant 
in Cai)tain Eaton's company. Colonel Edward 
Wigglesworth's regiment, at Ticonderoga in 
1776. Children, born in Salem: i. Betsey, 
born May 11, 1781 ; died 1866. 2. Ruth, born 
February 17, 1784; died May 28, 1821. 3. 
Lydia, born June 22, 1786; died July 28, 1810. 
4. Hannah, born May 4, 1789; died June 2, 
1850. 5. Sarah, born June 10, 1792. 6. 
Thomas, mentioned below. 

(VI) Thomas Webster, son of Samuel 
Webster (5), was born May 5, 1795, at Salem, 
New Hampshire, and died there June 3, 1873. 
He married at Atkinson, New Hampshire, 
Lydia Noyes, born 1806, died March 25, 1853, 
at Salem. He was a farmer all his life, living 
on the homestead without interruption. His 
father died when he was only nine years old. 
He attended the district school several terms 
but was largely self-educated. He cut lumber 
extensively in the season, and was a man of 
some means and much influence in the com- 
munity. He had three hundred acres of land. 
He was prominent in town affairs and was 
highly esteemed for his integrity and good 
judgment. He was often chosen appraiser in 
making inventories of estates, etc. He was 
collector of taxes for a number of years and 
often highway surveyor and selectman of the 
town. He was a Congregationalist in reli- 
gion and served on the building committee 
when the stone church was erected in the first 
parish of Methuen. He was active and influ- 
ential in town affairs. Children: i. Samuel, 
born at Salem, in 1828; mentioned below. 2. 
Amos Noyes, born April 20, 1830, at Salem; 
mentioned below. 3. Currier T., born 1832, 
was a farmer and shoemaker ; married first, 
Frances Tuttle, of Lawrence, and had four 
children ; married second, Jennie Clark, a 
native of New York state. 4. Louise R., born 
1834; married Edmund P. Sargent, of Meth- 



uen. 5. Thomas, born September, 1844, was 
formerly a farmer, now in the meat and pro- 
vision business in Haverhill ; married Martha 
J. Stiles, of Methuen ; she died March 5, 
1906; their only child Hattie married Dr. 
Stearns, of Newton ; she died August 3, 1903. 

(V^H) Samuel Webster, son of Thomas 
Webster (6), was born at Salem, New Hamp- 
shire, 1828, and died November 15, 1886, at 
Methuen, Massachusetts. He was educated 
in the district schools of his native town. He 
began his business career as clerk in a gro- 
cery store and subsequently engaged in busi- 
ness in Methuen as proprietor of a general 
store. He also carried on a large milk busi- 
ness and was very successful. When he sold 
it he established a livery stable in Methuen 
and carried on that business until the time of 
his death. He was one of the best known 
and most popular citizens of the town. In 
politics he was a Republican; in religion a 
Congregationalist. He was a member of no 
secret societies. He married, in 1849, Sarah 
Morrill, born 1823, at Warner, New Hamp- 
shire; died 1906 in Methuen, daughter of 
John and Rebecca (Call) Morrill. Children, 
born in Methuen: i. Emma L., born 1854; 
married January 6, 1880, Henry A. Merrill, 
born in Salem, New Hampshire ; now owner 
and manager of the largest grocery store in 
Methuen. 2. Carrie Bell, born July 31, 1858. 
in Methuen : married George A. Silver, of 
Salem, New Hampshire, October 12, 1886; 
he is owner of a blacksmith shop in Methuen ; 
children: i. Blanche M. Silver, born August 
31, 1887, educated at the Methuen high school 
and at Cannon's Commercial College, Law- 
rence ; ii. Leverett Webster Silver, born No- 
vember I, 1888, educated in the Methuen 
schools and Cannon's Commercial College; 
clerk in the Lawrence National Bank. 

(VH) Amos Noyes Webster, son of 
Thomas Webster (6), was born in Salem 
April 20, 1830. He lived in his native town 
until about twenty-three years old and was 
educated there in the public schools and at 
Atkinson and Methuen academies. He helped 
his father on the farm in his youth and con- 
tinued with him after he came of age. He 
studied veterinary surgery and medicine under 
Dr. W^ood, of Lowell, and has been practicing 
in Methuen since 1892. In politics Dr. Web- 
ster is a Republican. He is a member of the 
Congregational church. He married, January 
22, 1 861, Kate Cluff Kimball, born September 
13, 1835. at Concord, New Hampshire, daugh- 
ter of Reuben and Sally (Maynard) Kimball. 

Children: i. Grace Kimball, born May 7, 
1864. at Salem; resides with parents; unmar- 
ried. 2. Frank K. Noyes, born July 26, 
1866, at Salem, educated . in Methuen and 
Lawrence, Massachusetts: at present employ- 
ed in the Arlington Mills, Lawrence; mar- 
ried Imogene Hardy, of Manchester, New 
Hampshire, and has two children — Mildred 
Frances and Bernard. 

The surname Crowell was 
CROWELL formerly spelled Crow and 

Crowe, and is akin to Crow- 
ley. There were two immigrants of the name 
in Massachusetts, both from England, before 
1650 — John Crow, or Crowell, mentioned be- 
low ; and William Crowell, who was at Ply- 
mouth before 1643, ^"^ ^^^ land allowed him 
June I. 1663, in respect of his uncle, Mr. John 
Atwood, deceased; died January, 1683-4, aged 
about fifty-five years; will dated January 2, 
1683, proved March 6 following, bequeathed 
to brothers in Coventry, England: Samuel, 
Robert and Thomas Crow, sister Mary and 
husband John Harbart; also to Ebenezer 
Spooner and Ephraim Thomas, his wife Han- 
nah being residuary legatee. 

The seat of the ancient family of Crow was 
at I>rasted, county Suffolk, and Bilney, coun- 
ty Norfolk, and their coat-of-arms : Gules a 
chevron between three cocks crowing argent 
Most of the other armorials of the Crow and 
Crowe families of England are but variations 
of this design of the three cocks, suggesting 
that the origin of the surname had more to do 
with the cock than the bird called Crow. The 
Crowe family is prominent in Ireland, and 
bears a different coat-of-arms from the Eng- 
lish family of Crow. The surname Crow 
occurs in the Hundred Rolls as early as 1200. 
There is a tradition in the American family 
that the ancestors were Welsh. 

(I) John Crowell (generally spelled Crow 
in the early records), immigrant ancestor, 
came from England and settled in Charles- 
town, Massachusetts, as early as 1635. His 
wife preceded him the year before, and upon 
her arrival in this country had bought a house 
of William Jennings. A copy of the list of 
possessions in Charlestown is found in Mid- 
dlesex Files, Book ii. He was a town officer 
at Charlestown, and was given the title of 
**Mr." reserved for ministers and men of 
gentle birth or superior station. Crowell sold 
ten acres of land on the Mystic Side (Mai- 
den) to W. Palmer; a farm at Dorchester to 
Thomas Makepeace before 1641 ; and his 



house and lot in Charlestown in 1638 to 
Mathew Avery. His wife Elishua joined the 
Charlestown church January 4, 1634-5. He 
was admitted freeman 1640^ and was deputy to 
the general court 1641-3 from Yarmouth. He 
removed to Yarmouth and took the oath of 
allegiance to the Plymouth colony December 
18, 1638. He was a magistrate at Yarmouth 
as early as 1640. He died January, 1673. 
Children: i. Moses, baptized at Charlestown 
June 24, 1637, died young. 2. John, born 
about 1638; mentioned below. 3. Thomas, 

married Agnes ; children — John, 

Thomas, Lydia, died March 9, 1690, married 
February 16, 1677, Ebenezer Goodspeed. 4. 
Samuel. 5. Yelverton, probably, who was of 
Charlestown in 1637 and owned one cow com- 
mon right : of Yarmouth 1643 ; children — 
Thomas and Elizabeth, twins, born May 9, 

(H) John Crowell, son of John Crowell 
(I), was born in Charlestown, about 1638. 
He removed to Yarmouth and died there. In 
1654 a John Crow was a proprietor of Biller- 
ica, Massachusetts. A widow Elizabeth Crow- 
ell married at Salem, Massachusetts, October 
20, 1727, Daniel Abbott, and may have been 
his daughter-in-law. The only child traced is 
John Jr., mentioned below. 

(HI) John Crowell, son of John Crowell 
or Crow (2), was born at Yarmouth in 1662. 
He settled in Salem and Manchester, which 
was set off from Salem and incorporated as a 
town May 14, 1645. His widow Margaret 
died at Manchester. Children, born at Man- 
chester: I. Samuel, born November 7, 1686; 
mentioned below. 2. John, born August i, 
1688, resided at Salem; married, January i, 
1 716, Elizabeth Collins. 3. William, married 
October 26, 1721, Susanna Mercury; second, 
May 19, 1724, Elizabeth Bush ; lived in Salem. 
4. Robert, married May 19, 1726, Rachel Hil- 
liard ; lived in Salem. 

( IV) Samuel Crowell, son of John Crowell 
(3), was bom at Manchester, November 7, 
1686. He lived at Manchester. He married 
Sarah Allen, November i, 1707. She was 
born July 14, 1687, daughter of Samuel Jr. 
and Abigail (Williams) Allen. Her father 
was born August 4, 1663, son of Samuel and 
Sarah (Tuck) Allen. Samuel Allen Sr., was 
born January 8, 1632, died 1700, resided at 
Old Neck, Salem or Manchester; was select- 
man in 1676-77-88-93. William Allen, father 
of Samuel Allen Sr., was the immigrant, one 
of the first settlers of Manchester, Massachu- 
setts, bom in England, 1602. Allen came from 

Manchester, in the old country, and settled 
first at Cape Ann, now Gloucester, 1624; re- 
moved to Naumkeag, later called Salem, and 
was among the old settlers there when Gover- 
nor Endicott came over in 1628. Allen moved 
to Jeffries Creek, as Manchester was called, 
about 1640 ; was admitted a freeman May 18, 
163 1 ; was selectman in 1641 ; was a carpenter 
by trade, and built the first frame house in 
Manchester, his own; was an ^'influential and 
enterprising citizen" according to the contem- 
porary records of the town of Salem. Chil- 
dren of Samuel and Sarah (Allen) Crowell, 
born at Manchester: i. Samuel, born May 6, 
1708; mentioned below. 2. Abigail, born July 
12, 1710. 3. Mary, born October 7, 1713. 4, 
Margaret, born May 10, 1716, baptized Febru- 
ary 3, 1716-17. 5. Sarah, baptized November 
30, 1718. 6. Hannah, baptized November 5, 
1 72 1. 7. Benjamin, born March 2, 1723-4. 8. 
Elizabeth, baptized August 21, 1726. 

(V) Samuel Crowell Jr., son of Samuel 
Crowell (4), was born at Manchester May 6, 
1708. He seems to have removed to Salem 
about 1735. He married, January 21, 1730-1, 
Miriam Hill. Children, born at Manchester: 
I. Samuel, born March i, 1731-2; mentioned 
below. 2. Miriam, born August 6, 1734. Per- 
haps others. 

(VI) Lieutenant Samuel Crowell, son of 
Samuel Crowell (5), was born in Manchester, 
March i, 173 1-2. He removed to Salem, and 
after 1750 to Haverhill. He was a soldier in 
the revolution from Haverhill, sergeant in 
Captain Richard Ayer\s company (second 
Haverhill), Colonel Johnson's regiment, on 
the Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775; second 
lieutenant in Captain Timothy Eaton's com- 
pany. Colonel Huntingdon's regiment, com- 
missioned February 3, 1776; also second lieu- 
tenant in Captain Samuel Johnson's company, 
at Ipswich, April 30, 1777, among the officers 
drafted from the command of Brigadier Gen- 
eral Michael Farley (Essex county) by a 
resolve dated April 11, 1777, to march to 
Rhode Island to reinforce the troops under 
General Spencer. This company was raised 
in Haverhill, Andover, Methuen, Bradford 
and Boxford. Children, born at Salem: i. 
Captain Samuel, born June 3, 1755, married 
Lydia Woodbury; commanded a privateer in 
the revolution ; children : i. Samuel : ii. Wil- 
liam; iii. Josiah; iv. Lydia, married Arche- 
laus Fuller ; v. Rev. Robert, born December 8, 
1787, ordained August 10, 1814, at Essex, 
where he preached forty-one years ; vi. Louisa, 
born September 20, 1792. 2. Jonathan, born 



June 25, 1764; mentioned below. 3. David, 
settled at Londonderry, New Hampshire, as 
early as 1792, on the Peter Crowell farm; 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Peter Emer- 
son, of Windham, New Hampshire. 

(VH) Jonathan Crowell, son of Samuel 
Crowell (6), was born in Haverhill June 25, 
1764. He removed to Newport, New Hamp- 
shire, in 1800, and settled on the C. Cutts 
place, afterwards known as the John Buell 
farm. He married, March 9, 1784, Anna Cor- 
liss, of Haverhill. Children, born at Haver- 
hill, except the two youngest who were born 
at Newport: i. Betsey, born February 28, 
1785; died i860; married Jedidiah Sanders. 
2. Nancy, born June 19, 1786; married Wil- 
liam Dow. 3. John, born April 7, 1788; men- 
tioned below. 4. Samuel, ancestor of numer- 
ous Crowells of Newport, born December 17, 
1789; married Hannah Emory, of Newbury. 
5. Sally, born May 12, 1792; married Israel 
Sheppard, of Boscawcn. 6. Jonathan, born 
February 4, 1795; died 1850; married Betsey 
Ayer, of Haverhill. 7. Peter, born Novem- 
ber 27, 1796; married, December 9, 1830, 
Rachel Angell, of Sunapee, New Hampshire. 
8. Polly, bom May 2, 1799; married Joseph 
Lear, of Goshen. 9. Hazen, born September 
28, 1803; married Celia Angell, of Sunapee. 
10. Lavinia, born July 14. 1806; died August 
7, 1876; married George Barnard. 

(VHI) John Crowell, son of Jonathan 
Crowell (7), was born April 7, 1788, at Hav- 
erhill. He removed to Newport, New Hamp- 
shire, with his father, and was educated in 
the district schools there. He settled in Hav- 
erhill and lived on Water street in that city. 
He married, 1810, Anna Greenleaf, born 
March 12, 1793, daughter of Caleb and Sus- 
anna (Emerson) Greenleaf. (Sec Greenleaf 
family). Children, born in Haverhill: i. 
Minerva, born 1812; married first. Wilder 
Tilton, shoe cutter by trade, who died in 1834; 
second, Cyrus Worthen ; she died February 
1893; resided at Haverhill; child by second 
husband: Caroline Smith, born June 17, 1836, 
married first, January 16. 1858, James H. 
McPherson, of Francestown, New Hampshire, 
who was killed before Petersburg, Virginia, 
in civil war; (children: Carrie Minerva Mc- 
Pherson, born January 29, 1859; James Harry 
McPherson, born July 27, 1861) ; she married 
second, 1868, Enoch R. Banks, of Portland, 
Maine, an upholsterer of Haverhill; (chil- 
dren: Arthur Wilder Banks, born August 
27, 1869; Gertrude May Banks, born Febru- 
ary 2, 1876) : children of Minerva by second 

marriage: ii. Franklin Lafayette Wc 
iii. Elizabeth Celesta Worthen ; iv. Ellei 
erva Worthen ; v. Lydia Ann Minerva A 
en; vi. Louisa Maria Worthen; vii. 
Cyrus Worthen. 2. Abel, died in infan 
William G., born December 20, 1816; n^ 
Melinda Armstrong; was a farmer at I 
New Hampshire ; had son and two dau| 
4. Susan G., born 1818; died 1859. 5- I 
married, 1841, Andrew McCrilHs; resi( 
East Boston ; several children ; she die 
cember 22, 1893. 6. Dr. John, born S( 
ber 28, 1823 ; mentioned below. 7. Anne 
born June 5, 1828, in Haverhill; marrie 
drew Jackson Chapman, born October, 
at Peterborough, New Hampshire, liv 
Haverhill ; children : i. George Andrew 
man ; ii. AHce Ann Chapman ; iii. . 
Pierce Chapman ; iv. x\ddie Pierce Cha] 
v. Belle Gertrude Chapman. 

(IX) Dr. John Crowell, son of Johr 
well (8), was born in Haverhill, Sept 
28, 1823. His early education was ( 
under the direction of his maternal 
Benjamin Greenleaf, the celebrated t< 
and mathematician, whom he greatly 
and revered and under whom he fitte 
college. His health rendered him unal 
pursue his studies for a time, but after\ 
although he did not enter college, he 
abreast of its curriculum. He spent s- 
years in teaching, becoming at the a| 
twenty-one years the principal of the S 
Street Grammar School of Haverhill 
he won marked distinction as an instr 
Among his pupils were many who b« 
prominent in after life and attributed 
of their success to the foundations of cl 
ter and learning laid by Dr. Crowell in 
elementary education. He began to stuc 
profession of medicine under the guidar 
Dr. George Cogswell, of Bradford, a h 
physician in his city. He attended the 
delphia College of Medicine from whi 
graduated June 25, 1851. He was on th< 
of the Pennsylvania Hospital for a tim< 
1 85 1 he began to practice medicine in I^ 
hill, and soon enjoyed an extensive bus 
He spent the rest of his days as a g« 
practitioner in his native town, winning a 
most position in the medical world. In 
he was made chairman of the recently 
lished board of health of Haverhill, an 
excellent work in that office. On the fo 
tion of the city hospital in 1882 he W2 
pointed one of the trustees and became 
tary of the board. In 1856 he was m 

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;he Massachusetts Medical Society, 
h and 1882 was president of the 
rth District Medical Society, a 
the state society. In August, 1883, 
)ointed one of the consulting board 
ns at Danvers Asylum by the trus- 
t institution. He contributed many 
ipers to medical literature. Before 
husetts Medical Society he read the 

"Diseases of the Rectum" (1856) ; 

of Membranous Croup to Diph- 
.\siatic Cholera'* (read before the 
npshire Medical Society, 1873) ; 
s in Pregnancies" (before Massa- 
Dciety, 1878) ; 'The Human Brain 
3f its Phenomena" (Essex Medical 
^76). In June, 1884, in response 
ition to give the annual address be- 
Jassachusetts Medical Society, he 
an eloquent oration entitled "The 
a Popular Educator." This ad- 
published in a biography and me- 
ume prepared after his death, 
rvell was active in the duties of citi- 
id held various offices of trust and 
2 was a member of the school com- 
ny years, and during most of the 
rhairman of the board. From 1878 
e of his death he was one of the 

the Haverhill Public Library, and 
c in the work of that institution. 
? became a trustee of the Bradford 
was chosen secretary of the board, 

number of years was lecturer on 
e and literature in that institution. 

man of varied literary gifts, and 
I him much of permanent value be- 
echnical papers already mentioned, 
ne of the charter members of the 
Monday Evening Club, established 
nd took a keen interest and active 
) social and literary life of that or- 
Among the numerous lectures, 
'iews and other papers written for 
•ary societies and periodicals, may 
led the following: "John Ruskin," 
\ngelo," "Architecture," "Sources of 
h Language," "Thomas a' Becket," 
^amb," "English Literature in the 
I Century," "Modern Homes," etc. 
rrote often for the newspapers of 
chiefly as a critic of art and litera- 
:he memorial volume are preserved 

as follows: "A Personal Experi- 
he Old Bridge," "Summer Talk," 
Dgs," "The Old Burying Grounds." 
rees," "The Old Meeting House," 

" Boys," "Response at a Dinner of the Massa- 
chusetts Medical Society," and "At the One 
Hundredth Anniversary Dinner at Atkinson 
Academy;" "School Exhibitions." His poeti- 
cal work gave evidence of the finest intellect- 
ual powers and the gift of verse and phrasing. 
In this volume is printed: "Poem read at 
Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the Monday 
Evening Club;" "May Storm on the Merri- 
mack in 1808;" "An October Idyl," "A Mem- 
ory—Rev. B. F. H.," "In Memoriam— M. W. 
W.," "Belle, In Peace," "In Burial— B. F. G.," 
"The Old Ship-yard," 1835, "In Olden Time," 
"Poem read at the Bi-centennial of the Brad- 
ford Church." 

In 1876, at the invitation of the city govern- 
ment, he deHvcred the address on the occa- 
sion of the centennial of the national inde- 
pendence, and he was chosen to read a poem 
at the quarter millenial celebration of the 
founding of the town of Haverhill, and this 
poem was read on that occasion, two months 
after his death. His address on the presenta- 
tion of the portrait of Harriet Newell to the 
Bradford Academy is published in the me- 
morial volume. Dr. Crowell was a prominent 
member of the Center Congregational Church, 
which he joined in 1849. He was at one time 
clerk of the society and superintendent of the 
Sunday school, and for the last twenty years 
of his life was deacon of the church. He or- 
ganized and for many years taught a class of 
young men in the Sunday school, with an 
average attendance of fifty or more, and a 
total membership from first to last of many 
hundreds. The good work that Dr. Crowell 
accomplished in this way alone can hardly be 
estimated or appreciated, it was done so quiet- 
ly and well. 

During the closing months of his life. Dr. 
Crowell was an intense sufferer from the 
disease that ended in his death April 28, 1890, 
at the age of sixty-six years, seven months.' 
The interment was at Linwood Cemetery 
"He delighted in the natural scenery of Hav- 
erhill/' writes his biographer, "and some of 
the most beautiful of the poetical selections 
which follow, express the charm which he 
found in its skies and hills, its blossoming 
meadows, its noble river. Equally with the 
scenery of the town he loved its traditions, its 
historic scenes, its romantic associations. He 
felt too a vivid interest in whatever concerned 
its material and spiritual progress, its adorn- 
ment and purifying, and honorable name." A 
younger physician said of him: "Forceful 
and energetic, intent on results, yet willing to 



yield when others pointed out the better way; 
of the purest habits of action, speech and even 
thought; of no dull temper but easily roused 
to a righteous wrath when occasion seemed 
meet ; kindly aff ectioned, interested in general 
affairs, fond of social pleasure ; of a fine pre- 
sence, with a good voice, an unusual dignity, 
a courtly bearing — such a man it is not an 
e very-day fortune to know and to lose." Of 
his literary gifts his biographer writes: **If 
ever he tried to disguise his personality, it was 
sure to peep forth in some subtle turn of 
thought or trenchant phrase. How tender, 
kindly and apt were the words which he gave 
to the memory of the dead, and who can ever 
speak so fitly of him as he spoke of those 
friends who went before him to the unseen 
world? Yet his spoken words possessed a 
force and spirit even beyond the written. Let 
some earnest occasion touch and quicken his 
feelings and the whole soul of the man would 
spring into vivid and intense activity. How 
surely did he say the thing that should be 
said; how unfalteringly did the arrows of 
those "winged words" hit the mark ; how well 
he understood the power of good, plain Eng- 
lish to reach the hearts of his hearers. Often 
amidst the little company gathered for their 
stated Thursday evening worship in the ves- 
try of the Center Church would he take up the 
theme of the hour very calmly and (juietly, 
and as he went on, find new suggestion and 
illustration, till in himself and others there 
was kindled a glow that seemed hardly less 
than inspiration. * * * * n^ delighted 
in opening his heart and home to the 
young men who came within his reach, not 
only in connection with his Sunday school 
class but in many other ways. By word 
and example he thus became the awakener of 
a new intellectual and spiritual life in num- 
bers through whom the power of his influence 
still lives. The calls upon him for profess- 
ional and public service seemed never to stand 
in the way of those opportunities, constantly 
occurring, of giving individual help and sym- 
pathy. That he could bestow himself thus 
generously in varied directions indicates the 
versatility of powers which was perhaps the 
most remarkable thing about him. He did so 
many things well. He could always find time 
for something more, and it was all so easy 
and spontaneous that no one of the many who 
came and went, realize his special debt. And 
though these ceaseless ministrations could not 
be otherwise than a tax upon his vital powers 
yet he fnund in them a deep inward joy and 

a perpetual refreshment. While thus seeing 
much of the serious side of life, his soul was 
always open to all genial and sunshiny in- 
fluences and full of the keenest of wit and hu- 
mor in literature and of the ludicrous in every- 
day experiences. His abandon was as gen- 
uine as that of a boy and made his conversa- 
tion varied and delightful. * * Every 
visitor to his hospitable home will remember 
how he lent wings to the hours by lively anec- 
dote, happy jest or sudden bit of mimicry, as 
well as by more earnest thought of comment 
on the themes that were engrossing the minds 
of men in the realm of politics, science or 
theology. In the dwelling which his cultured 
taste had made so beautiful with his favorite 
books and pictures, his conversation was the 
chief charm and his presence a never-failing 
sunshine. Always was he alive to the finger 
tips, touching outward existence in a thousand 
ways, and finding in it an overflow of blessing. 
Life was sweet and good to him, for he knew 
the blessed art of drawing the best out of men 
and circumstances. On his sunny bank, the 
first crocusses of the year blossomed; no 
garden plot was so dainty, so velvety green, so 
kindly inviting to the gaze of every passer-by. 
Especially was he happy in that home life to 
which he gave the best of himself, the freshest 
and brightest of his talk, and to the heart of 
which he retreated when the cares of outside 
life permitted, with a sense of security and 
repose that no trouble ever touched and that 
the lapse of years rendered only more deep 
and complete.'* To quote a stanza written 
February 22, 1889: 

" My home is filled with sweetest sounds, 
Each voice is music in my ear; 
My inward life with peace abounds 
My rest is found securely here." 

Dr. George Cogswell said of Dr. Crowell: 
"As a practitioner he was judicious, careful 
and attentive. Xo extravagance in practice 
or price marked his course. No poor widow 
ever complained that she had spent all her 
living on this physician and was nothing bet- 
tered, but rather grew worse. He walked the 
streets of Haverhill, unchallenged as a poet, 
scholar and Christian gentleman." Of his 
address before the Massachusetts Medical 
Society, the famous Dr. Jarvis said : "This is 
the best address we have had for twenty years 
— his manner fine, his enunciation and voice 
perfect/' And that was the verdict of the 
audience as a whole. The venerable poet, 
John G. Whittier, a life-long friend, said in 



a letter written at the time of Dr. Croweirs 
death: **In the long annals of his and my 
native city there is no memorial of a truer 
and worthier man. He was the beloved phy- 
sician, whose presence in the sick chamber 
was a benediction, and by the public at large 
he was loved and honored as a genial, benevo- 
lent and active citizen, interested in every 
good cause and work. He had all the rare and 
beautiful characteristics of a Christian gen- 
tleman. He made me richer by his friendship. 
In looking forward to the near close of a pro- 
longed life I have been pleased to think of him 
as one who might speak kindly and tenderly 
of me in the club which honors me by its name 
and of which he was the founder and presi- 
dent. It seems strange that he should pass 
before me. into the great mystery towards 
which we are all moving, where the mercy of 
the All-merciful is our only ground of hope 
and confidence." 

Dr. Crowell married first, June 7, 1854, 
Sarah Bradley Johnson, died October 21, 
1859, daughter of Samuel Johnson. He mar- 
ried second. October 31. 1861, Caroline Cor- 
liss, bom September 20, 1829, in Haverhill, 
daughter of Ephraim Corliss. (See Corliss 
family). Child of first wife: i. William 
Henry, born October 6, 1857; died September 
16, 1858. 

George Corliss, immigrant 
CORLISS ancestor, was born in Devon- 
shire, England, about 16 17, 
son of Thomas Corliss. He came to New 
England in 1639 and settled in Newbury, 
Massachusetts, and removed soon to Haver- 
hill, where he lived the rest of his life. He 
settled in 1640 in the west parish of Haver- 
hill, and the farm, now known as Poplar 
Lawn, is still in possession of a direct descend- 
ant, having been in the family ever since. He 
was the first settler in that part of the town, 
and built a log house in 1647. His name was 
on the list of freemen 1645; constable 1650; 
selectman 1648-53-57-69-79. His will was 
dated October 18, 1686, and he died October 
19, 1686. It is a remarkable coincidence that 
George Corliss, his son John and his grand- 
son John all died on the same farm, and each 
one sitting in the same chair. He married, 
October 26, 1645, ^^ Haverhill, Joanna, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Davis. Children: i. Mary, 
bom September 6, 1646 ; died October 22. 1722 ; 
married William Neff, and was with Hannah 
Duston when she was captured by the Indians. 
2. John, born March 4, 1648; mentioned be- 

low. 3. Joanna, born April 28, 1650; died 
October 29, 1734; married Joseph Hutchings. 
4. Martha, born June 2, 1652; married Sam- 
uel Ladd. 5. Deborah, born June 6, 1655; 
married Thomas Eastman. 6. Ann, born No- 
vember 8. 1657; died June, 1691 ; married 
John Robie. 7. Huldah, born November 18, 
1 661 ; married Samuel Kingsbury. 8. Sarah, 
born February 23, 1663; married Joseph 

(II) John Corliss, son of George Corliss 
(i), born in Haverhill, March 4, 1648, died 
February 17, 1698. He inherited the home- 
stead from his father, and his name is among 
those who took the oath of allegiance at Hav- 
erhill, November 28, 1677. He was also 
among the list of soldiers paid by the town 
August 24, 1676. He died intestate February 
17. 1698, and the inventory of his estate was 
filed August I, 1698. He married Mary Wil- 
ford. born November 18, 1667, daughter of 
Gilbert Wilford, of Haverhill. She married 
second, William Whittaker. of Haverhill. 
Children: i. John, born March 4, 1686; 
mentioned below. 2. Mary, born February 
25, 1687. 3. Thomas, born March 2, 1689; 
died 1784. 4. Hannah, born 1691 ; died Sep- 
tember 8. 1764. 5. Timothy, born December 
13' 1693; died 1783. 6. Jonathan, born July 
16, 1695; died March 22. 1787. 7. Mehitable, 
born May 15. 1698. 

(III) John Corliss, son of John Corliss 
(2), born in Haverhill, March 4, 1686, died 
in 1766. He resided on the old homestead, 
and had willed it to his son, but outlived him, 
and the farm descended to his grandsons. He 
was a man of large stature, being more than 
six feet in height, and finely proportioned. 
He had a powerful voice, and it is said that 
he would be heard and understood a mile 
away. He enjoyed remarkable health until he 
was over seventy-five years old. He gave each 
of his children a good education and provided 
liberally for them in every way. He married, 
171 1, Ruth Haynes. born February 7, 169 1, 
died 1787. Children: i. Ruth, born October 
14, 1712; died 1802. 2. George, born March 
4. 1714; died April 4. 1714. 3. John, born 
September 12, 1715; died November 15, 1753. 
4. Timothy, born February 4, 17 17; died 
1760. 5. Sarah, born November, 1718; died 
November 20, 1736. 6. Abigail, born No- 
vember 20. 1720. 7. Joseph, born November 
4. 1722: mentioned below. 8. Hannah, born 
August 16. 1724. 9. Infant, died young. 10. 
Mary, born May 8, 1727. 11. Infant, died 
young. 12. Jonathan, born February 25, 



1730; died 1776. 13. Joshua, born January 
19, 1733; died January 29, 1819. 

(IV) Joseph Corliss, son of John Corliss 
(3), born in Haverhill, November 4, 1722, 
died November 3, 1762; married; February 
19, 1746, Mary Emerson, of Haverhill, born 
September 3, 1728, died November 8, 1815. 
Children: i. Joseph, born November 29, 
1747; died September 20, 1820. 2. Sarah, 
born May 5, 1749; died 1787. 3. Ephraim, 
born August 3, 175 1; mentioned below. 4. 
Solomon, born June 30, 1754; died September 

15. 1755- 5- Abigail, born August 9, 1756; 
died November 11, 1803. 6. Polly, born April 

16. 1760; died May i, 1824. 7. John, born 
March 25, 1761 ; died November 21, 1841. 

(V) Ephraim Corliss, son of Joseph Cor- 
liss (4), born in Haverhill, August 3, 1751, 
died October 25, 1824; married first, 1776, 
Lydia Ayer, of Haverhill, born June 9, 1757; 

second, Howe, of Portsmouth, New 

Hampshire, widow. He was in the revolution. 
Children: i. Joseph, born March 15, 1778; 
died April 5, 1859. 2. Ephraim, born March 
13, 1782; mentioned below. 3. Lydia, born 
July 25, 1792; died April 29, 1830. 4. Polly, 
born May 14, 1794; died December 5, 1798. 
5. Phineas, born October 23, 1801 ; died Aug- 
ust 6, 1838. 

(VI) Ephraim Corliss, son of Ephraim 
Corliss (5), born in Haverhill, March 13, 
1782, died July 5, 1858. He was a farmer 
on the old homestead in Haverhill. He did 
considerable business also in settling estates. 
He served the town, was selectman and was 
in the state legislature. In religion he was a 
Universalist, while his wife was a devout Con- 
gregationalist. He married. February 21, 
1846, Nancy (Carleton) Robinson, widow, of 
Haverhill, born January, 1791, died November 
2, 1862. Children: i. Charles, born April 
5. 1827, died 1897. 2. Caroline, born Septem- 
ber 20, 1829; married, October 31, 1861, Dr. 
John Crowell, of Haverhill. (See Crowell 
family). 3. Mary, born June 27, 1832. 

(Ill) Thomas Corliss, son of John Corliss 
(2), born March 2, 1689, ^'^^ ^784. He re- 
sided in Haverhill, and was once fined for not 
attending public worship. He married, De- 
cember 4, 171 7, Rebecca George, of Haverhill, 
born 1690, died 1777. Children: i. George, 
born December 18, 1718; died 1799. 2. Sus- 
anna, born April 20, 1720; died August i, 
1736. 3. Anna, born April 8, 1723; died 
August 6, 1736. 4. Rebecca, born December 
29, 1725: died August 2, 1736. 5. Martha, 
born November 10, 1727; died same day. 6. 

Thomas, born February 5, 1729; died August 
4, 1736. 7. Sarah, born April 8, 1732. 8. 
William, born March I, 1735; died August 24, 
1736. 9. John Swadock, born October, 1740; 
mentioned below. 

(IV) John Swadock Corliss, son of 
Thomas Corliss (3), born in Haverhill, Octo- 
ber, 1740, died January 31, 1823; married, 
1 761, Elizabeth Annis, of Haverhill, who died 
October 6, 1805 ; married second, December 2, 
1806, Lydia Goodridge, who died September 
16, 1835. Children: i. David, bom 1762; 
died February 5, 1846. 2. Anna, married, 
September 16, 1784, Jonathan Crowell. (See 
Crowell family). 3. Abigail. 4. Stephen, 
born 1771 ; died December 3, 1832. 5. Eliz- 

It is believed that the 
GREENLE.\F surname Greenleaf of the 

family here given is a 
literal translation of the French Huguenot 
surname Feuillevert. The name has not been 
found in English parishes other than at Ips- 
wich, county Suffolk, England, and it is be- 
lieved that the family came with thousands of 
other French refugees to England after the 
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and at 
earlier times when persecution was rife. 

(I) Edmund Greenleaf, immigrant ances- 
tor of the American family, was baptized at 
St. Mary's la Tour, in Ipswich, Suffolk, Janu- 
ary 2, 1574, son of John and Margaret Green- 
leaf. Among the family relics still preserved 
is a cane brought to this country by Edmund. 
The initials "J. G." are engraved on the sil- 
ver band near the head. He settled in the old 
town of Newbury, Massachusetts, where for 
some years he kept a tavern. He was ad- 
mitted a freeman March 13, 1639. He was a 
silk dyer by trade. He was a commissioner of 
the general court to end small causes, 1642; 
was captain of the military company ; request- 
ed discharge from military service November 
II, 1647. He removed to Boston with his 
wife Sarah about 1650, and located his dye- 
house "by the spring" July 30, 1655. His 
wife Sarah died January 18. 1662-63. He 
married second, Sarah Hills, widow of Wil- 
liam, and this marriage was unhappy. His 
will, dated December 22, 1668, proved shortly 
after his death, April 12, 1671, bequeathed to 
son Stephen, daughters Elizabeth Browne, 
widow, and Judith Coffin; to grandchildren 
Elizabeth Hilton and Enoch Greenleaf; to 
Enoch's oldest son James; to cousin Thomas 
Moon, mariner; sons Stephen Greenleaf and 



am Coffin executors; refers also to Wil- 
Ignatius and James Hill, his wife's sons, 
) bequests to them from their aunt. The 
vife of Edmund was Sarah Dole. His 
d wife was a daughter of Ignatius Jur- 

of Exeter, England, widow first of 

n and second of William Hill, of Fair- 
Connecticut. He died March 24, 167 1, 
ston. Children: i. Enoch, baptized De- 
!r I, 1613; died 1617. 2. Samuel, died 
3. Enoch, born about 1617; married 

. 4. Sarah, baptized March 26, 

married William Hilton, of Newbury; 
655. 5. Elizabeth, baptized January 16, 
married, 1642, Giles Badger ; married 
J, February 16, 1648-49, Richard 
tie; died April 26, 1661. 6. Nathaniel, 
:ed June 27, 1624. buried July 24. 1634. 
lith, born September 2, 1625. baptized 
mber ^9, 1626: married first, Henry 
rby: second, March 2. 1653, Tristram 
Jr.; died December 15, 1705. 8. 
en, baptized August 10, 1628; mention- 
low. 9. Daniel, baptized August 14, 
died December 16, 1712; married Han- 

) Stephen Green leaf, son of Edmund 
leaf (i), baptized August 10, 1628. at 
ary's, died December i. 1690; married 
November 13, 165 1, Elizabeth Coffin, 
N'ovember 19. 1678, daughter of Tris- 
and Dionis (Stevens) Coffin, of New- 
He married second, March 31, 1679, 
r, daughter of Nathaniel Weare .and 
r of Benjamin Swett. of Hampton, New 
>shire. She died January 16, 17 18, aged 
-nine years. Children, all by first wife: 
iphen, born August 15, 1652. in New- 
married first. October 23, 1676, Eliza- 
ierrish; second, 1713, Mrs. Hannah Jor- 
Df Kittery, Maine; died October 13, 
2. Sarah, born October 29, 1655 ; mar- 
June 7, 1677, Richard Dole: died Sep- 
r I, 1 7 18. 3. Daniel, born February 17, 
;8, at Boston: died December 5, 1659. 
zabeth. born April 5. 1660, at Newbury; 
?d, September 24, 1677, Colonel Thomas 
;; died September 3. 1674. 5. John, 
fune 21. 1662: married first. October 12, 
Elizabeth Hills; second. May 13, 1716, 
(Frost) Pierce, widow; died 1734. 6. 
*1. born October 30, 1665; mentioned be- 
7. Tristram, born February 11, 1667-68; 
»d, November 12, 1689, Margaret Piper; 
September 13, 1740. 8. Edmund, born 
o, 1670: married, July 2, 1691, Abigail 
by. 9. Mary, born December 6, 1671 ; 

married, 1696, Joshua Moody. 10. Judith, 
born October 23, 1673; died November 19, 

(HI) Samuel Greenleaf, son of Stephen 
Greenleaf (2), born October 30, 1665, at 
Newbury, died there August 6, 1694. He re- 
sided in Newbury. He married, March i, 
1686, Sarah Kent, born August 30, 1667, 
daughter of John Jr. and Sarah (Woodman) 
Kent. She married second, April 28, 1696, 
Peter Toppan. Children: i. Daniel, born 
February 28, 1687; probably died young. 2. 
John, born October 3, 1688; mentioned below. 
3. Stephen, born August 27, 1690; married 
Mary Gardner; died February 26, 1753. 4. 
Sarah, born November 3, 1692; married, 
?^Iarch 7, 1709, Clarke. 

(IV^) John Greenleaf, son of Samuel 
Greenleaf (3), born October 3, 1688, died 
1778. He resided in Newbury, and was a ship 
blacksmith by trade. He married Abigail 

. Children: i. Joshua, born April 17, 

1 7 14; married first. November 23, 1736, 
Judith Moody, born December 14, 17 19; died 
May 20, 1763; second, December i, 1763, 
Anna, widow of Stephen Kent; died Decem- 
ber 22, 1799. 2. Anne, born November 2, 
1 7 16. 3. Timothy, born June 23, 1719; men- 
tioned below. 4. Caleb, born April 15, 1722; 
married, November 23, 1742, Mrs. Mary 
Pearson. 5. Hannah, born October 30, 1724. 
6. Sarah, born March 12, 1727; married 

Boardman. 7. Elizabeth, born July 

22, 1734. 

*(V) Timothy Greenleaf, son of John 
Greenleaf (4), born June 23, 1719, died July 
20, 1764. He resided at Newburyport. He 
married. May 26, 1743, Susanna Greenleaf, 
died March 24. 1771, daughter of Benjamin 
and Ann (Hale) Greenleaf. Children: i. 
Anne, born November 25, 1744; married 

Hunt; died October 18, 1776. 2. 

Sarah', born April 5, 1747; married Captain 
Offin Boardman ; died August 29, 1796. 3. 
Woodbridge, born August 23, 1749; died 
October 18, 1769, unmarried. 4. Timothy, 
born about 1775, married, January 15, 1799, 
Sarah Rowe. 5. Susanna, born April 9, 
1753; died young. 6. Susanna, born April 
10, 1754; died young. 7. Elizabeth, born July 
10, (lied September 26, 1755. 8. Benjamin, 
born November 6, 1756; died December 20, 
1780, unmarried. 9. Caleb, born August 16, 
1759; mentioned below. 

fVI) Caleb Greenleaf, son of Timothy 
Greenleaf (5), born at Newburyport, August 
16, 1759, died January 28, 1836. He was but 



nine years old when his mother died, and 
went to live with his sister Hunt in his earlier 
years. He settled on land owned before him 
by his maternal grandfather, and where his 
son lived afterward, in the West parish of 
Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was in the rev- 
olution, in Captain Samuel Huse's company, 
Colonel Jacob Gerrish's regiment, on guard 
at Winter Hill, from November 10, 1777, to 
April 4, 1778, and had various other service. 
He married, December 13, 1785, Susanna 
Emerson, born July 23, 1762, died March 29, 
183s, youngest daughter of William and Abi- 
gail (Patee) Emerson, of Methuen. Chil- 
dren: I. Benjamin, born September 25, 1786; 
married,. November 20, 1821, Lucretia Kim- 
ball ; died October 29, 1864. 2. Samuel Emer- 
son, born May 7, 1788; married, December 3, 
1816, Sarah Hale; died March 9, 1857. 3. 
Susanna, born November 22, 1790; died 
young. 4. Anna, born March 12, 1793; mar- 
ried. 1810, John Crowell (see Crowell fam- 
ily). 5. William, born December 7, 1795; 
married May 12, 1818, Eliza Gordon; died 
December 5, 1874. 6. Abel, born April 22, 
1799; died September 28, 1802. 7. Susanna, 
born November 9, 1803; married Jennes 
Hawkins; died October 14, 1880. 

James Chapman, ancestor 
CHAPMAN of this family, was an Eng- 
lish soldier of an ancient 
English family. He married into the Rowan 
family in Ireland, and settled in County Wex- 
ford, near the home of his wife's people. He 
was a farmer all his active life after leaving 
the army. Children: i. Nicholas, mentioned 
below. 2. John. 3. Ellen, married Patrick 
White. 4. Eliza, married John Murphy. All 
the children settled at St. Catharine's, Pro- 
vince of Quebec, Canada, where some of them 
and their families are still living. 

(II) Nicholas Chapman, son of James 
Chapman (i), was born in the town of Fet- 
herd, in County Wexford, Ireland, January 2, 
1798, and died in 1891. He was brought up 
on his father's farm in his native town and 
received a good education. He learned the 
trade of shoemaker and followed it in his 
native town until 1824, when at the age of 
twenty-six he decided to seek his fortune in 
the new world. He came to America and set- 
tled in Quebec, Canada. In 1848 he moved 
to the frontier and cleared a farm from the 
virgin forests *of four hundred acres in ex- 
tent, and cultivated it the remainder of his 
life. The township was named Tingwick. 

He became one of the most prominent and 
prosperous men of that section. He was 
active in public affairs and held the office of 
justice of the peace and local magistrate many 
years. He was a Liberal in politics, and a 
man of large influence in his party. He was 
chairman of the town council and zealous of 
the growth and welfare of the town. He was 
a faithful Catholic in religion, and did much 
for the religious and secular education of the 
children in the early days of the settlement. 
Before a public school was established he 
opened his doors to the children of his neigh- 
bors and taught them with his own children 
the rudiments of an English education for 
several years. He married first, Catherine 
Walsh; second, Bridget Walsh. Children of 
his first wife: i. Jane, married James Wil- 
liams. 2. Mary, married John Powers. 3. 
Bridget, married John Williams. 4. James, 
married Ann CuUen. Children of his second 
wife: 5. Thomas, died in Lynn, Massachu- 
setts, where he was in business as a manufac- 
turer of dies; married Hannah Fox. 6. John 
Walsh, born June 8, 1846; mentioned below. 
7. Nicholas, died in Canada; was a farmer 
owning part of the original homestead ; mar- 
ried Ellen Gogin. 8. Ellen, married John 
Gogin, a farmer of Canada. 9. Peter, a 
farmer on part of the old homestead in Can- 
ada: married Honora Murphy. 

(Ill) John Walsh Chapman, son of Nich- 
olas Chapman (2), was bom at St. Cather- 
ine's, Province of Quebec, Canada, June 8, 
1846. The family moved into the wilderness 
when he was about two years old and he was 
brought up in the rough surroundings of 
life on the frontier, and educated largely at 
home. He followed farming on the home- 
stead with his father until iSiSg, when he re- 
moved to Lynn, Massachusetts, and engaged 
in the manufacture of dies. He was in busi- 
ness there for a period of twenty years, re- 
moving finally to the city of Haverhill in the 
same county. He continued there the manu- 
facture of dies for use in cutting leather, etc., 
in the shoe factories, and he is at present one 
of the largest manufacturers in his line in 
this country. In addition to supplying the 
manufacturers in this country he ships many 
dies to other countries and has customers all 
over the world. He employs ten *or more 
skilled mechanics in the manufacture of this 
unique product. His shop is at Adams place. 

Mr. Chapman is a Republican in politics and 
has been for many years prominent in the 
temperance movement, a firm believer and 



advocate of total abstinence for the individual. 
In religion he holds to the faith of his ances- 
tors, and is a member of St. James parish of 
the Roman Catholic church, Haverhill. He 
married Jane Henry, born at St. Catherine's, 
Canada, daughter of John and Margaret (Cu- 
sack) Henry. His wife died March 7, 1886, 
and he married second, Isabella Halloran, 
born in Prince Edward Island. Children: i. 
Harry, born Lynn, Massachusetts, April 21, 
1874, died December 28, 1906; was associated 
in business with his father ; married Alice 
Mahar, and had two children — John H. and 
Alice L. 2. Jane P., born October 26, 1875, 
married Patrick Walsh, of Victoriaville, Que- 
bec, Canada; before marriage she taught in 
the public schools of Haverhill for six years; 
children : i. Charles Walsh : ii. Jane Walsh ; 
iii. Catharine Walsh; iv. Patrick J. H. 3. 
Helena M., born July 17, 1877, was educated 
in the parochial schools of Haverhill ; is a 
well known public reader and teacher of elo- 
aition and reading, residing with her parents 
in Haverhill. 

In the Anglo-Saxon, Danish, 
RAND Dutch and German languages the 

word rand signifies a border, mar- 
gin or edge. It first appears in England as a 
patronymic in the early part of the fifteenth 
century, when there were Rands at Rand's 
Grange, a small town near Bedale, and also 
in Yorkshire in 1475. In Evelyn's Diary he 
mentions **his friend, Dr. Rand." The name 
is found in the London records as early as 
1633: in Ripple, Kent, in 1600; in Gateshead, 
county Durham, 1578; in Northamptonshire, 
Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Essex and other 
counties at later dates. There are numerous 
coats-of-arms borne by branches of this fam- 
ily in England. There were three early immi- 
grants of this name to New England. James 
Rand settled in Plymouth, coming in 1623 
in the ship "Ann," but probably returned be- 
fore 1627. Francis Rand came to Rye, New 
Hampshire, and has many descendants. Rob- 
ert Rand is mentioned below. 

(I) Robert Rand, immigrant ancestor, 
born in England, settled in 1635 in Charles- 
town. Massachusetts. In 1638 he owned a 
hbuse there on the west side of Windmill Hill, 
sixty-six acres and three commons. He died 
in 1639 or 1640. In 1658 his widow Alice 
and son Thomas had a town grant of thirty- 
four or thirty-five acres of woodland and nine 
commons in Charlestown. Alice was a sister 
of Mary, wife of Captain Richard Sprague, 

said to be a daughter of Nicholas Sharpe. 
Both Captain Richard and his wife left lega- 
cies in their wills to various members of the 
Rand family. Alice died August 5, 1691, 
aged ninety-eight, according to the town rec- 
ord, ninety-seven according to her gravestone. 
Children: i. Robert, farmer at Woodend, 
Lynn, Massachusetts, died November 8, 1694. 
2. Margery, born about 1624; died April 12, 
1 714; married Lawrence Dowse. 3. Thomas, 
mentioned below. 4. Susanna, born about 
1630: married, February 8, 1652, Abraham 
Newell, of Roxbury. 5. Alice, bom 1633; 
died August 11, 1721. 6. Nathaniel, baptized 
November 3, 1636, in Charlestown; sergeant; 
freeman; selectman: died May 17, 1696; mar- 
ried Mary Carter and Abigail Carter. 7. Eliz- 
abeth, baptized December 29, 1639; died May 
I, 1702; married, December 6, 1661, Nathan- 
iel Brewer, in Roxbury. 

(II) Thomas Rand, son of Robert Rand 
(i), born in England, about 1627, died at 
Charlestown, August 4, 1683. He was ser- 
geant; cordwainer by trade; admitted free- 
man 1660: married, March 25, 1656, Sarah, 
daughter of Edmund and Eliza (Whitman) 
Edenden. His wife died June 26, 1699, aged 
sixty-three. Children, born in Charlestown: 
I. Thomas, born February i, 1657; mention- 
ed below. 2. John, born October 6, 1659; 
died December 19, 1659. 3. Sarah, baptized 
January 6, 1661 ; died young. 4. Elizabeth, 
baptized February 2. 1662; married John 
Penny. 5. John, born May 25, 1664. 6. 
Sarah, born August 15, 1666; married Thomas 
White. 7. Robert, born April 19, 1668; died 
of small pox, 1678. 8. Edmund, born Janu- 
ary 27, 1670: died 1683. 9. Hannah, bom 
February 21, 1672: married Nathaniel Froth- 
ingham. 10. William, born September 11, 
1674. II. Deborah, born September 28, 1676; 
died Febniary 16, 1701. 12. Samuel, born 
May 3, 1679. 

(HI) Thomas Rand, son of Thomas Rand 
(2), was born in Charlestown, February i, 
1657: was drowned in a canoe accident in 
the Mystic river, October 3, 1695 : was a cord- 
wainer by trade, and lived in Charlestown; 
was admitted to the church January 29, 1682. 
He married, June 17, 167 — . Sarah Longley, 
of Groton, daughter of William. She was 
admitted to the church March 9, 1684: she 
married second, 1701, Benjamin Watts. Chil- 
dren of Thomas and Sarah Rand: i. Sarah, 
born January 27, died February 11, 1680. 2. 
Thomas, born December 26, 1681 ; was a mar- 
iner. 2. Edmund, born about 1683, died Aug- 



ust, 1683. 4. Robert, born June 18, 1684; 
mentioned below. 5. Edmund, born August 
22, 1686. 6, William, born May 4, 1689. 7- 
Joshua, born March 2, 1692; died before 171 1. 
8. Sarah, born September i, 1694; died Sep- 
tember 3, 1695. 

(IV) Robert Rand, son of Thomas Rand 
(3), was born in Charlestown, June 18, 1684; 
married. May 2, 1709, Elizabeth Welch. He 
was a sailmaker by trade and lived in Boston. 
Children: i. Robert, born January 29, 1710, 
died young. 2. Thomas, born May 28, 171 1 ; 
died September 8, 171 1. 3. Thomas, born 
1712, baptized November 9, 1712: buried Feb- 
ruary 4, 1713. 4. Elizabeth, baptized June 20, 
1714; married, February 11, 1732, Simmons 
Secomb. 5. Rachel, born 1716, baptized 
March 4, 1716; married Henry White, 1743. 
6. Robert, baptized January 19, 1718; men- 
tioned below. 7. Joshua, baptized July 19, 
1719; died December 31, 1719. 8. William, 
baptized September 4, 1720: died September, 
1 72 1. 9. Sarah, baptized March 25, 1722. 10. 
William, born July 6, 1723. 11. , bap- 
tized March 7, 1725. 12. Joshua, baptized 
February 12, 1727. 

(Y) Robert Rand, son of Robert Rand 
(4), was baptized January 19, 17 18. He 
seems to have removed from Boston early. 

(VI) Robert Rand, believed to be son of 
Robert Rand (5), and doubtless a descend- 
ant of the generations given above, was born 
about 1750. He settled in Westminster, Ver- 
mont, with his wife Emma. Children, all 
born in Westminster: i. Benjamin, born 
January 16, 1775: mentioned below. 2. 
Mary, born July 10, 1779. 3. Lucy, born 
July 19, 1 78 1. 4. Robert, born July 26, 1783. 
5. Emma, born September 25, 1785. 6. 
Catherine, born August 13, 1787; died Octo- 
ber 3. 1813. 7. Nehemiah (twin), born Feb- 
ruary 14, 1790. 8. Betsey (twin), born Feb- 
ruary 14, 1790. 9. Orpha, born May 12, 
1792. 10. John, born November 7, 1794. u. 
Olive, born May 15, 1797. 12. Hiram, born 
November 10, 1799. Another child, John, 
probably second-bom, was scalded to death 
when about two years old. Robert Rand was 
a sergeant in Captain Abner Seely's company 
in the service of the state of Vermont, 1781, 
in the revolution. From July to November 
this company served in Colonel Benjamin 
Wait's battalion. He was also in Captain 
Azariah Wright's company, organized between 
1768 and 1770, at Westminster, Vermont. 

(VII) Benjamin Rand, son of Robert 
Rand (6), born in Westminster, Vermont, 

January 16, 1775; died there April 26, 1843; 
married first, July 15, 1802, Cynthia Robin- 
son, born October 30, 1780, died August 25, 
1807; married second, October 11, 1807, Sarah 
Robinson, born September 3, 1780; died Sep- 
tember 8, 1875. He resided at Bridgewater, 
Vermont. Children: i. Sylvester, born Octo- 
ber 14, 1803. 2. Philander, born July i, 1807. 
Children of second wife: 3. Eli, bom Sep- 
tember 17, 1808; died November 26, 1879. 4. 
Bradford, born December 10, 1809. 5. Reu- 
ben, born December 6, 181 1, died September, 
1812. 6. Reuben, born May 5, 1813. 7. Cyn- 
thia, born October i, 1814, died 1884. 8. 
Stillman Henry, born March 19, 1816, died 
December 11, 1870. 9. Caroline, born Aug- 
ust II, 1817. 10. Alvinza, born February 2"], 
18 19, mentioned below. 

(V^III) Alvinza Rand, son of Benjamin 
Rand (7), was born in Bridgewater, Vermont, 
February 2T, 1819. He had a common school 
education, and was a printer and carpenter, 
following both trades, but in his last years was 
a farmer. He married first, March 21, 1842, 
Lucinda F. Small, who died January 26, i860. 
He married second, October 10, 1861, Fidelia 
R. Goodell, born July 18, 1826, at Morris- 
town, Vermont, died October 14, 1875. She 
was a granddaughter of an officer (Thomp- 
son) who fought under Warren at Bunker 
Hill. He married third, April 10, 1876, La- 
vinia (Burke) Barnes. He resided at Morris- 
ville, Vermont, and lived to the advanced age 
of eighty-two years, dying May 21, 1901. 
Children of Alvinza and Lucinda F. (Small) 
Rand: i. Joseph Alvinza, born July 12, 1843, 
served in the civil war four years ; married 
Ruth Patterson, of Graftsbury, Vermont; 
children : i. Foster, resides in Whitman, 
Massachusetts ; married, July 4, 1886, Mina 
C. Ayer ; two children ; ii. Sedgwick, lives in 
Burlington, Vermont ; two children ; iii. Mat- 
tie C, married, January 11, 1890, James E. 
Herron, of Sackets Harbor, New York; iv. 
Clara A., married, August 28, 1894, J. Frank 
Kidder, of Burlington; resides in Burlington; 
V. George S., of Potsdam, New York. 2. 
George Benjamin, born December 5, 1845, 
served in Union armv, and was wounded at 
the battle of Gettysburg; married Margaret 
Fox, and lived in Burlington : children : i. 
Mary ; ii. Charles : iii. James, a Catholic 
priest ; iv. Lizzie : v. Vernon ; and five who 
died young. 3. Bradford Cassius, born Feb- 
ruary 5, 1850, died November i, 1878, leaving 
w^idow, now deceased, and daughter, Edith E., 
now living in New York city. 4. Vernon 

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Waterman, born October i, 1879, ^^ves at 
Hardwick, Vermont. 5. Wilbur, born May 
27, 1856, married Mary Mellen ; he is a Con- 
gregational clergyman; children: i. Fred; li. 
Charles; iii. Grace, died aged three; iv. Jane. 
Children of Alvinza and Fidelia R. Rand: 6. 
Frank Nathaniel, born January 20, 1863; men- 
tioned below. 7. Lucinda Fidelia, born De- 
cember 9, 1866, residing in the old home, Mor- 
risville, Vermont; unmarried. 

nX) Frank Nathaniel Rand, son of Alvin- 
za Rand (8), was born January 20, 1863, in 
Morrisville, Vermont. He was educated in 
the public schools of his native town and at 
the Johnson State Normal School. He taught 
school for two years, and then came to Hav- 
erhill, Massachusetts, where he was first em- 
ployed as a collector, then for several years 
was engaged in the produce business. He was 
in the employ of the firm of Foster, Weeks 
& Company, produce dealers and commission 
merchants, of Boston, for two years. In 1894 
he returned to Haverhill and established him- 
self in the real estate business, beginning in 
a small way and winning a notable success. 
His office has become one of the best known 
and busiest real estate agencies in eastern 
Massachusetts. His business has extended to 
all the towns and cities of that section, and 
he has recently opened another office in the 
neighboring city of Lawrence, and is doing a 
successful business there also. He is an ex- 
cellent example of a self-made man, indus- 
trious, energetic and enterprising. Mr. Rand 
has been active in public affairs and in other 
lines of business also. He is a member of the 
Haverhill Board of Trade, and has been its 
president for the years 1905- 1906- 1907. The 
board has accomplished much important work 
since he has been president, and demonstrated 
the usefulness of such a body to the commer- 
cial and manufacturing interests of the city. 
Mr. Rand was one of the founders of the 
Haverhill Construction Company and is its 
treasurer. He is a director of the Haverhill 
Co-operative Bank, and a trustee of the Hav- 
erhill Savings Bank. He was city marshal 
of Haverhill in 1905. He was for two years 
C 1905-06) president of the Young Men*s 
Christian Association, and is an active and 
loyal member. He was appointed notary public 
and justice of the peace by Governor Green- 
halge in 1896, and re-appointed in 1903 by 
Governor John L. Bates. He is a Prohibi- 
tionist in national politics; he was a delegate 
to the national convention of the Prohibition 
party in 1900, held in Chicago, Illinois, and 

the one held in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1904. 
He was a delegate to the convention at Colum- 
bus, Ohio, July, 1908. He was appointed a 
member of the finance commission for the city 
of Haverhill early in the year 1908. He is a 
member of the Free Baptist church: Mutual 
Relief Lodge of Odd Fellows; Fraternal 
Council, No. 15, Junior Order United Ameri- 
can Mechanics. No man has shown a greater 
degree of public spirit and a better apprecia- 
tion of the duties of citizenship than Mr. 
Rand. Personally attractive and popular, he 
has a wide influence in the city, and is respect- 
ed not only for his ability and success in busi- 
ness, but for his sterling character and intel- 
lectual attainments. 

Mr. Rand married. May 15, 1888, Lettie 
M. Lepper, born in 1865, in Enosburgh, Ver- 
mont, daughter of William and Mary J. 
(Clendennin) Lepper, the former of whom 
was born in Scotland and settled in Enos- 
burgh, Vermont. Children: i. Howard Ben- 
jamin» born June 13. 1889, student in Haver- 
hill high school. 2. Bessie May, born June 
30, 1890. 3. Ethel Lettie, born September 
29, 1892. 

William Winslow, or Wynce- 
WINSLOW low, the first of the lineage as 

traced in England, had chil- 
dren: I. John, of London, afterwards of 
Wyncelow Hall, was living in 1387-88; mar- 
ried Mary Crouchman, who died in 1409-10; 
styled of Crouchman Hall. 2. William, men- 
tioned below. 

(II) William Winslow was son of William 
Winslow (i). 

(III) Thomas Winslow, son of William 
Winslow (2), was of Burton, county Oxford, 
having lands also in Essex; was living in 
1452. He married Cecelia, one of the two 
daughters and heiress of an old family — Tans- 
ley. She was called Lady Agnes. 

(IV) William Winslow, son of Thomas 
Winslow (3), was living in 1529. Children: 
I. Kenelm, mentioned below. 2. Richard, 
had a grant from Edward VI of the rectory 
of Elksley, county Nottingham. 

(V) Kenelm Winslow, son of William 
Winslow (4), purchased in 1559, of Sir Rich- 
ard Newport, an estate ♦called Newport's 
Place, in Kempsey, Worcestershire. He had 
an older and very extensive estate in the same 
parish, called Clerkenleap, sold by his grand- 
son, Richard Winslow, in 1650. He died in 
1607, in the parish of St. Andrew. He mar- 
ried Catherine . His will, dated April 



14, 1607, proved November 9 following, is 
still preserved at Worcester. Only son, Ed- 
ward, mentioned below. 

(VI) Edward Winslow, son of Kenelm 
Winslow (5). born in the parish oi Saint An- 
drew, county Worcester, England, October 17, 
1560, died before 1631. He lived in Kempsey 
and Droitwich, county Worcester. He mar- 
ritd first, Eleanor Pelham, of Droitwich; 
second, at St. Bride's Church, London, No- 
vember 4, 1594, Magdalene Oliver, the 
records of whose family are found in 
the parish register of St. Peter's, Droitwich. 
Children: i. Richard, born about 1585-86; 
died May 20, 1659 ; married Alice Hay, daugh- 
ter of Edward Hurdman ; resided at Dray- 
coat, parish of Kempsey. 2. Edward, gover- 
nor of Plymouth Colony, born October 18, 
1595, at Droitwich; died May 8, 1655; mar- 
ried first, at Leyden, May 16, 1618, Elizabeth 
Barker; second, May 12, 1621, Susan (Ful- 
ler) White, (who came in the "Mayflower*' 
. with Winslow), widow of William White and 
|P> mother of Peregrine White, the first-born in 
the colony. 3. John, born April 16, 1597; 
died 1674, in Boston : married, October 12, 
1624, Mary, daughter of James and Susanna 
Chilton. 4. Eleanor, born April 22, 1598, at 
Droitwich; remained in England. 5. Josiah, 
born February 11, 1605-06; died December i, 
1674; sent over as accountant to Mr. Shir- 
ley, 163 1 ; lived at Marshfield, Massachusetts ; 
married, 1636, Margaret Bourne. 6. Gilbert, 
born October 26, 1600; came in the "May- 
flower" with Edward ; signed the compact ; 
returned to England after 1623, and died 
there. 7. Elizabeth, born March 8, 1601-02; 
baptized March 8 following, at Droitwich; 
buried January 20, 1604-05, at St. Peter's 
Church. 8. Magdalen, born December 26, 
1604, at Droitwich : remained in England. 9. 
Kenelm, mentioned below. 

(VH) Kenelm Winslow, son of Edward 
Winslow (6), was born at Droitwich, county 
Worcester, England, April 29, 1599, and bap- 
tized May 3, 1599. He was the immigrant 
ancestor. He came to Plymouth probably in 
1629 with his brother Josiah, and was admit- 
ted a freeman January i, 1632-3; was sur- 
veyor of the town of Plymouth 1640, and 
was fined ten shillings for neglecting the high- 
ways. He removed to Marshfield about 1641, 
having previously received a grant of land at 
that place, then called Green's Harbor, March 
5. 1637-8. This grant, originally made to 
Josiah Winslow, his brother, he shared with 
Love Brewster. His home was "on a gentle 

eminence by the sea, near the extremity of 
land lying between Green Harbor and South 
Rivers. This tract of the township was con- 
sidered the Eden of the region. It was beau- 
tified with groves of majestic oaks and grace- 
ful walnuts, with the underground void of 
shrubbery. A few of these groves were stand- 
ing within the memory of persons now living 
(1854) but all have fallen beneath the hand 
of the woodman." The homestead he left to 
his son Nathaniel. Other lands were granted 
to Kenelm, as the common land was divided. 
He was one of the twenty-six original pro- 
"j^rietors of Assonet (Freetown) Massachu- 
setts, purchased of the Indians April 2, 1659, 
and received the twenty-fourth lot, a portion 
of which is still or was lately owned by a 
lineal descendant, having descended by inher- 
itance. Kenelm was a joiner by trade, as well 
as a planter. He filled various town offices; 
was deputy to the general court 1642 to 1644 
and from 1649 to 1653, eight years in all. He 
had considerable litigation, as the early court 
records show. He died at Salem, whither he 
had gone on business, September 13, 1672, 
apparently after a long illness, for his will 
was dated five weeks earlier, August 8, 1672, 
and in it he describes himself as "being very 
sick and drawing nigh unto death." He may 
have been visiting his niece, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Cor win, daughter of Edward Winslow. He 
married, in June, 1634, Eleanor Adams, 
widow of John Adams, of Plymouth. She 
survived him, and died at Marshfield, where 
she was buried December 5, 1681, aged eighty- 
three. Children: i. Kenelm, mentioned below. 
2. Eleanor, or Ellen, born about 1637; died 
August 27, 1676; married Samuel BaJcer. 3. 
Nathaniel, bom about 1639; died December i, 
1719; married Faith Miller, 4. Job, bom 
about 1641 ; died July 14, 1720! 

(V^III) Kenelm Winslow, son of Kenelm 
Winslow (7), born about 1635, at Plymouth, 
died November 11, 1715, at Harwich, in his 
seventy-ninth year (gravestone). He removed 
to Cape Cod and settled at Yarmouth, after- 
wards Harwich, and now Brewster, Massa- 
chusetts. His homestead was on the west 
border of the township, now called West 
Brewster, Satucket, or Winslow's Mills. He 
was mentioned in the Yarmouth records in 
1668. Harwich was then a **constablerick" of 
Yarmouth. In records he was called "Colonel 
Winslow, planter or yeoman." He bought 
large tracts of wild land in what is now Roch- 
ester, Massachusetts, on which several of his 
children settled. The water privilege remains 



in the family to the present day. In 1699 he 
deeded it to his son Kenelm, and in 1873 it was 
owned by William T. Winslow of West Brew- 
ster. Kenelm Winslow bought of George 
Dennison, of Stonington, Connecticut, one 
thousand acres of land in Windham, later 
Mansfield, March 11, 1700, for thirty pounds. 
He gave land October 7, 1700, to son Samuel, 
who sold it to his brother Kenelm, but neither 
Samuel or Kenelm lived in Windham. Octo- 
3, 1662, he was fined ten shillings for ** riding a 
journey on the Lord's day,'* yet he rode sixty 
miles to Scituate on three occasions to have a 
child baptized in the Second Church there: 
Kenelm, 1668; Josiah, 1670: and Thomas, 
1672. He was on the committee to seat the 
meeting house October 4, 1714. He married. 
September 23, 1667, Mercy Worden, born 
about 1 64 1, died September 22, 1688, in her 
forty-eighth year, daughter of Peter Jr. and 
Mercy Worden, of Yarmouth. Her grave- 
' stone is in the Winslow graveyard at Dennis. 
It is of hard slate, from England, and is the 
oldest stone in the yard. The burying ground 
is near the road leading from Nobscusset to 
Satucket, a short distance from the Brewster 

line. He married second, Damaris , 

who was living as late as March 27, 1729. His 
will was dated January 10, 171 2, and proved 
December 28, 1715. Children of first wife: 
I- Kenelm, mentioned below. 2. Josiah, born 
November 7, 1690, died April 3, 1761 ; mar- 
ried first, Margaret Tisdale; second, Mrs. 
Hannah Winslow; thifd, Mrs. Hannah Booth; 
fourth, Martha Hathaway ; fifth, Mary Jones. 
3. Thomas, baptized March 3, 1672-3 ; died 
April 6. 1689. 4. Samuel, born about 1674; 
married first, Bethia Holbrook ; second, Mercy 
King; third, Ruth Briggs. 5. Mercy, born 
abou{ 1676; married first, Meletiah White, of 
Rochester, died August 21, 1701 ; second, be- 
fore December 22, 171 5, Thomas Jenkins, of 
Bam«table. 6. Nathaniel, born 1679; married 
July 9. 1701, Elizabeth Holbrook. 7. Edward, 
born January 30, 1680-1 ; died June 25, 1760; 

married Sarah . Children of second 

wife; 8. Damaris, married July 30, 1713, Jon- 
athan Small, of Harwich. 9. Elizabeth, mar- 
ried August 9, 171 1. Andrew Clark, of Har- 
wich. 10. Eleanor, married March 25, 1719, 
Shubael Hamblen, of Barnstable. 11. John, 
born about 1701 ; died about 1755; married 
March 15, 1721-2, Bethia Andrews. 

(IX) Kenelm Winslow, son of Kenelm 
W^inslow (8), baptized at Scituate August 9, 
1668, died March 20, 1728-9, in his sixty- 
second year. He inherited the homestead, and 

was a clothier or fuller by trade. His business 
was at Satucket, or Winslow's Mills, and was 
prosperously conducted by himself and his 
heirs. He bought of his brother Samuel land 
at Windham, now Mansfield, October 7, 1700. 
He was one of the proprietors of Mansfield, 
October 20, 1703, and sold this land to Ben- 
jamin Hall, June 20, 1709. He bought of 
Nathaniel Hall of Lewis, Pennsylvania, **all 
the land that belongs to my brother, Joseph 
Hall of Mansfield, deceased intestate." Mr. 
Winslow was a man of distinction in the town 
and county. He was town treasurer five 
years beginning in 1707; selectman three years 
from 17 13; deputy to the general court in 
1720; in 1708 was on committee to settle the 
bounds between Harwich and Yarmouth, and 
was on other committees of like character. In 
171 5 he was appointed to **look to the boys on 
Sabbath days to keep them from playing in 
meeting." He was sole executor of his father's 
will. He married, January 5, 1689-90, Bethia, 
daughter of Rev. Gershom and Bethia 
(Bangs) Howe of Yarmouth, granddaughter 
of Edward Bangs, of Plymouth, who came 
in the ship "Ann" in 1623. She married sec- 
ond, July 20, 1732, Joseph Hawes. The will 
of Kenelm Winslow. dated January 22, 
1728-9, proved March 24, 1728-9, bequeathed 
to brother Edward, wife Bethia, sons Kenelm, 
Thomas and Seth ; to various grandchildren ; 
he directed that negro and mulatto slaves be 
sold, and the proceeds divided. The estate 
was inventoried at 2684 pounds six shillings. 
His son Kenelm was executor. Children: i. 
Bethia, born about 1691 ; died June 19, 1720; 
married March 5, 17 12- 13, John Wing. 2. 
Mercy, born about 1693 ; married March 8, 
1710-11, Philip Vincent; resided at Yarmouth. 
3. Rebecca, born about 1695 ; married March 
24, 1719-20, Samuel Rider: resided at Yar- 
mouth. 4. Thankful, born 1697: married Feb- 
ruary 14. 1722-3, Theophilus Crosby. 5. Ke- 
nelm, born about 1700; mentioned below. 6. 
Thomas, born about 1704; died April 10, 
1779: married February 12, 1722-3, Mehitable 
Winslow. 7. Mary, baptized September 21, 
1707: married March 9, 1726-7, Ebenezer 
Clapp, of Rochester. 8. Hannibal, baptized 
September 9, 171 1; married December 14. 
1728, Edward Winslow Jr. 9. Seth, born 
1 71 5; married Thankful Sears; second Pris- 
cilla Freeman. 

(X) Kenelm Winslow, son of Kenelm 
Winslow (9), born in Harwich, 1700, died 
June 28, 1783, (gravestone in Winslow bury- 
ing ground at Dennis). He was a prominent 



man, and held various offices. He was one of 
thirteen justices, September 27, 1774, to sign 
the following document : "Whereas there has 
been of late several acts of the British Parlia- 
ment passed tending to introduce an unjust 
and partial administration of Justice; to 
change our free constitution into a state of 
slavery and oppression and to introduce 
Popery in some parts of British America, etc. ; 
therefore we the subscribers do engage and 
declare that we will not accept any commis- 
sion in consequence of a uncomformity to said 
acts of Parliament, nor upon any unconstitu- 
tional regulations; and that if either of us 
is required to do any business in our offices in 
conformity to said acts or in any way con- 
trary to the charter of this province we will 
refuse it although we thereby lose our commis- 


Mr. Winslow was a clothier, and carried on 
the business on the estate of his father, having 
a fulling mill at Stony Brook in 1728. He 
inherited the homestead at Harwich. He mar- 
ried first, September 14, 1722, Zerviah Rider, 
died April 5, 1745, aged forty-two years; mar- 
ried second, May 8, 1746, Abigail Sturgis, of 
^ armouth, who died September 17, 1783, in 
her seventy-seventh year. They are buried in 
the Winslow burying ground at Dennis. Chil- 
dren, born at Harwich, all by first wife: i. 
Zerviah, born September 11, 1723; married 
Ebenezer Crocker. 2. Kenelm, born April 12, 
1725; died February 16, 1796; married Mary 
(Hopkins) Sparrow. 3. John, born April 6, 
1727; died June 25, 1727. 4. John, born June 16, 
1728; married October 3, 1748, Dorcas Clapp. 
5. Isaac, born September 14, 1729; died May 
22. 1730. 6. Isaac, born February 6, 1 730-1 ; 
died July 7, 1 730-1. 7. Isaac, born March 18, 
1731-2; died April 24, 1732. 8. Bcthia, born 
]\Iay 27^, 1733; married Thomas Snow (3). 
9. Phebe, born July 28, 1735; married Febru- 
ary 20, 1755, Daniel Crocker. 10. Nathan, 
born March 14, 1736-7; mentioned below. 11. 
Sarah, born May 25, 1738; married July 21, 
1757. Prince Marston. 12. Mary (twin), 
born May 25, 1738; died young. 13. Joshua, 
born November 22^ 1740; married Hannah 

(Xn Nathan Winslow, son of Kenelm 
Winslow (10), torn March 14, 1736-7, in 
Harwich, now Brewster, died December 31, 
1820, aged eighty-three years nine months, 
according to gravestone in Brewster burying 
ground. He was a farmer. He married, at 
Harwich, September 12, 1760, Eunice Major, 
born 1737, died August 8, 1814, aged seventy- 

seven. Children: i. Eunice, born November 
17, 1761 ; died June 13, 1832; married Joshua 
Hall. 2. Seth, born June i, 1764; died Au- 
gust 17, 1854; married first, Hannah Crosby; 
second Mary Allen. 3. Josiah, born August 7, 
1766; died June 9, 1822; married Hannah 
Clark. 4. Nathan, bom December 17, 1768; 
mentioned below. 5. Phebe, born April, 1771 ; 
died September, 1771. 6. Joseph, bom No- 
vember 15, 1772; died May 18, 1816; married 
Abigail Snow. 7. Heman, born August 25, 
1775; married Rebecca Howes Sears. 8. John, 
born September 9, 1777; died January 19, 
1818; married Sally Lovell Freeman. 9. Re- 
becca, born October, 1780; died young. 

(XII) Nathan Winslow, son of Nathan 
Winslow (11), born at Brewster, December 
17, 1768, died May 9, 1836, aged sixty-eight. 
He is buried in the new cemetery at Brewster. 
His will was made at Barnstable. He was a 
farmer and resided at Brewster, where his 
children were born. He married, at Brew- 
ster, Mary Nye, of Sandwich, born Februar>' 
26, 1771, at Brewster, daughter of Benjamin 
and Mary Nye, of Sandwich. She died Sep- 
tember 21, 1844, at Brewster, and is buried 
there. Children: i. Elisha, born September 
8, 1795: died April 24, 1827, at Porto Ca- 
bello. West Indies. 2. Temperance, bom 
February 4, 1798; died December 15, 1844; 
married Captain Obed Snow. 3. George, bom 
October 26, 1800; mentioned below. 4. Mary 
Nye, born May 25, 1803; died September 4, 
1825; married August 20, 1790, Jonathan 
Freeman. 5. Eunice, torn April 23, 1806: 
died unmarried, November 16, 1831, aged 
twenty-five. 6. Henrietta, born May 3, 1809; 
married Captain Jonathan Nickerson. 7. 
Nathan, born September 29, 181 1; died May 
26, 1856; married Lurana Freeman. 8. Caro- 
line, born October 24, 1814; married Novem- 
ber 22, 1840, John L. Morse. 

(XIII) George Winslow, son of Nathan 
Winslow (12), born at Brewster, October 26, 
1800, died in 1876. He went from Brewster 
to Boston, and learned the tanner's trade of 
Samuel Guild, of Roxbury. He owned a tan- 
nery near Winslow station, Norwood, Massa- 
chusetts. He retired from business some 
years before his death, having accumulated 
considerable property. He married Olive 
Covell Smith, of Dedham, daughter of John 
and Ann (Rhoades) Smith, of South Dedham. 
She died September 17, 1867, at South Ded- 
ham. Children: i. Elisha Freeman, married 
Olive Fisher. 2. George Snow, married Au- 
gusta Brewer. 3. Alfred Nickerson, born 



July 10, 1832; married Fanny Maria Buffing- 
ton. 4. Joseph. 5. John Martin, born Janu- 
ary 19, 1837 ; mentioned below. 6. Mary. 7. 
Henrietta Augusta, married Samuel S. Mor- 
rill. 8. Frank Olney, married Martha Roby. 

(XIV) John Martin Winslow, son of 
(ieorge Winslow (13) was born in South 
Dedham, January 19, 1837. He was of the 
finn of Winslow Brothers, dealers in sheep- 
skins. 59 High street, Boston, a very success- 
ful merchant. He married, November 14, 
1858, Martha D. Hartshorn, of Walpole, 
daughter of Richard D. and Martha (Rhodes) 
Hartshorn. Richard D. Hartshorn, who was 
a tanner by trade, was the son of Richard and 
Nancy (Paine) Hartshorn, whose children 
were: i. Charles Hartshorn, married first, 
Nancy Bullard, second, Sarah Fales; ii. 
George Hartshorn, born 1814, died October 3, 
1892, married first, Sylvia Lawrence, second, 
Elizabeth Payson, born 18 19, died August, 
1893: iii. Warren Hartshorn, married Ange- 
line Lawrence ; iv. Newell, married first, 

ElHs, second, Frances Payson, third 

Elizabeth Clapp; v. Richard D. Hartshorn, 
mentioned above; vi. Nancy Hartshorn, mar- 
ried Edmund Hawes; vii. Hannah Hartshorn, 
married Augusta Page. Children of Richard 
D. Hartshorn, who was born at Walpole, Jan- 
uary 15, 181 1, died December 16, 1878, and 
his wife. Nancy (Paine) Hartshorn: i. Rich- 
ard Paine Hartshorn, born May, 1835 ( ?) ; ii. 
Lewis Ellis Hartshorn, January 15, 1837; iii. 
Martha D. Hartshorn, born March 13, 1839, 
mentioned above; iv. Eugene Frank Harts- 
horn, born September 24, 1846; v. Alfred T. 
Hartshorn, born December 21, 1840. Chil- 
dren of John Martin and Martha D. Winslow : 

1. Lewis Martin, bom January 19, 1865; mar- 
ried Lucy Hovey; children: i. Edward Mar- 
tin: ii. Herbert Holland; iii. Evelyn Hovey. 

2. Dr. Richard Elliott, mentioned below. 

(XV) Dr. Richard Elliott Winslow, son of 
John Martin W^inslow (14), was born in Nor- 
wood, Massachusetts, formerly South Ded- 
ham, May 29, 1873. He attended the public 
and high schools of his native town, Dean 
Academy, and Rev. Calvin Locke's private 
school. He studied his profession in the med- 
ical school of Boston University, receiving his 
degree of M. D. with the class of 1898. He 
had his hospital training in the Post-Graduate 
Hospital, receiving a diploma there October 
10, 1898. He then entered immediately upon 
the practice of his profession in his native 
town, and has continued there to the present 
time. He is a member of the Massachusetts 

Homoeopathic Medical Society. In politics he 
is Republican, in religion Universalist. He 
married, June 12, 1901, Clara E. Fales, daugh- 
ter of Henry E. and Clara A. (Hayward) 
Fales. Clara A. Ha>^vard was a daughter of 
Samuel Hayward, of Milford, Massachusetts. 
(See sketch). Child of Dr. and Mrs. Wins- 
low: Richard Elliott, Jr., born May 11, 1904. 

William Hayward, the im- 
H AY WARD migrant ancestor of the 

Hayward family in Amer- 
ica, was born in England or Ireland. Thomas 
Hayward, of Duxbury and Bridgewater, with 
whom he seems to have been connected, was 
from Aylesford, England. There is a tradi- 
tion in the family that the early ancestors 
came from Denmark and settled in Ireland. 
There is another tradition also to the effect 
that the founders of this family in America 
were^ when children, induced to go aboard 
ship just before sailing, and were brought to 
this country and bound out to a farmer to pay 
their passage. In all likelihood, however, the 
name and family are English, although it may 
have originated in England with the conquest 
of the Danes. The name is spelled Ha wared, 
Haywood, Heywood, Heyward, Haiward, ancj 
in fact as many ways as human ingenuity can 
devise, and there is no more difficult name to 
trace through the maze of bad spelling and 
numerous individuals of the same name in the 
same towns. 

(I) William Hayward was first of Charles- 
town in 1637. He was of age when the colony 
settled, and a proprietor in the year men- 
tioned ; he removed to Braintree, whence per- 
haps the tradition that the first comers settled 
in Dedham, a neighboring town. One John 
Haywood, who lived in Dedham, died without 
having sons to perpetuate his name. William 
was deputy to the general court in 1641 from 
Braintree. He signed his own name William 
Haywood as witness to a deed of William 
Ever ill in 1654. He was drowned May 10, 
1659, when about forty-five years old, and 
when most of his children were minors. Ad- 
ministration was granted June 14, 1659, to his 
widow Margery, for herself and children. She 
died July 8, 1676. The administration of her 
estate was granted August i, 1676, to her son 
Jonathan. Children : i. Samuel, first of the 
name to locate in Mendon, where his broth- 
er-in-law, Ferdinando Tliayer. located, bought 
a bouse lot April 6, 1672, and later acquired 
five hundred to one thousand acres ; his de- 
scendants in Mendon and Milford, formerly 



part of Mendon, have been very numerous; 
Dallou thinks he came from Swansea as well 
as his brothers William and Jonathan, whom 
Ballou thinks a younger brother, but who was 
a son of William. 2. William, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Jonathan, married May 6, 1663, Sarah 
Thayer, of Braintree; had a large family 
there; he may have owned land also at Men- 
don, and mav have even lived there for some 
lime, but his permanent home was in Brain- 
tree. 4. Huldah, married February 14, 1652, 
Fcrdinando Thayer. 

{[]) William Hayward, son of William 
Hayvvard (i), was born in Braintree or vicin- 
ity, about 1650. His father was drowned in 
1659, and he seems to have gone to live with 
relatives at Bridgewater and Duxbury, where 
several branches of the Hayward family were 
living, but the exact relationship seems impos- 
sible to determine. William first appears on 
the public records at Swansea, near Duxbury, 
in 1672, the same year that William married 
Sarah , and their children are all re- 
corded at Swansea. He as well as his broth- 
ers appear to have had land at Mendon, and 
his sons Jonathan, Samuel and William settled 
there or in the vicinity, but he may have lived 
at Swansea all his life. Apparently the author 
of the Mil ford history believes he settled 
about the time that his son Jonathan came to 
Mendon. He calls Jonathan a brother of 
Samuel and William. He had brothers of 
that name, but the two first settlers were his 
father William and his uncle Samuel. Chil- 
dren : I. Jonathan, born April 8, 1672. 2. 
Margery, named for her grandmother Mar- 
gery (Thayer) Hayward. 3. Sarah, born 
March 2, 1675-6, named for her mother. 4. 
Mercy, born June 9, 1678. 5. William, born 
January 30, 1680-81 : named for father and 
grandfather. 6. Samuel, named for uncle. 7. 
Huldah, born March 13, 1685; named for 
aunt. 8. Oliver, born ^larch 17, 1687. 9. 
Hannah, born March 11, 1689. 

(nn Jonathan Hayward, son of W^illiam 
Hayward (2), was born in Swansea, Massa- 
chusetts, April 8, 1672. He came to Mendon 
when under age, and lived with his uncle 
Samuel. He married Trial Rockwood, daugh- 
ter of the first John Rockwood of Mendon. 
She was born in 1676-7. From the fact that 
their eldest child appears on the Swansea 
records, it is presumed that they lived there a 
few years. He returned to Mendon, and be- 
fore 1 7 10 located his home northeast of Bear 
Hill, near Great Meadow, and became a large 
land owner. He had several acres from the 

Sherborn road south along Beaver street, be- 
yond the junction with Mount Pleasant street. 

He married second, about 1705, Grace . 

Children of first wife: i. Sarah, bom Decem- 
ber 17, 1694, at Swansea. 2. William, born 
January 30, 1696-7. 3. Jonathan, born April 
8. 1699; married January 22, 1717, Lydia 
Albee; settled in Mendon. 4. David, bom 
July 8, 1701. Children of second wife, all 
born in Mendon: 5. Joseph, May 15, 1706. 
6. John, February 4, 1709. 7. Samuel, March 
II, 1 7 16; mentioned below. 8. Trial, April 
25. 1717; married John Hayward, April 3, 
1740. 9. Sarah, April 25, 1718. 10. Elizabeth. 

(IV) Samuel Hayward, son of Jonathan 
Hayward (3), was bom in Mendon March 11, 

17 16. He married Ruth . He was 

drowned in the West river, Uxbridge, July 7, 
1752, just before the birth of his youngest son 
Samuel. Children: i. Moses, born Novem- 
ber 2, 1743; married. May 2, 1767, Lois 
Wood; settled in Upton. 2. Aaron, born De- 
cember 22, 1745; married Hannah Tenney; 
settled in Upton. 3. Lydia, born February 13, 
1747. 4. Jacob, born March 27, 1749; men- 
tioned below. 5. Samuel, born July 23, 1752; 
married October 12, 1772, Rachel Raw son. 

(V) Jacob Hayward, son of Samuel Hay- 
ward (4) was born at Mendon, March 27, 
1749. He was a soldier in the revolution, in 
Captain William Jennison*s company of min- 
ute-men on the Lexington alarm ; also in Cap- 
tain Gershom Nelson's company, 1776. He 
married first, October 29, 1772, Elizabeth 
(jibbs, born at Framingham, July 14, 1752, 
daughter of Lieutenant Joseph and Elizabeth 
( Palmer ) Gibbs. He married second, July 
23. 1778, Elizabeth Albee, born 1756, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Jemima (Thompson) 
Albee. He married third, January 12, 1786, 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Thayer) Heath, widow of 
Samuel Wilber Heath, daughter of Seth and 
Judith (Bullard) Thayer. She died Decem- 
ber 20, 1815. Children of first wife: i. 
Francis, born October 6, 1773, died 1776. 2. 
Martha, born 1775 ; married Stephen Wing, of 
Liver more, Maine, April 12, 1795. ChilA-en 
of second wife: 3. Elizabeth, married April 
18, 1799, Ebenezer Gore of L'pton. 4. Ama- 
riah, born October 25, 1780: mentioned 
below. 5. Lewis, married Nabby Bathrick; 
second, Rozalana Putnam. Children of third 
wife: 6. Abigail, married Otis Chapin, Janu- 
ary 2, 1805. 7. Judith, married, 1808, Abijah 
Clark: settled in Becket. 8. Hopestill. 9. 
Experience, or Pedee: married Jonathan 
Bathrick. 10. Samuel, died July 28, 1798. 



Amariah Hayward, son of Jacob 
rd (5), was born in Mendon, October 
o. He was a mechanical genius, and 
h native ability. At the age of seven- 
r went to work for Colonel Benjamin 
y as clerk in his store, boarding with 
ammell, who lent him books and en- 
;d him to study medicine. He gained 
useful knowledge under the doctor's 

but did not adopt his profession. He 
skilful joiner and wheelwright; invent- 
irst swivel bit-stock, the grooved wash- 

an improved water-power wheel, but 
?nted none of his inventions, giving 
reely as his contribution to the public 
t and betterment. He removed to 

but returned and died in Milford Sep- 

8, 1836. He married first, April i, 
iarah Wood, of Upton, who died July 
2 : second, at Farmington, Maine, Jan- 
, 181 5, Hannah, daughter of Richard 
argaret (Whitton) Bedell. She died 
ry 3, 1880, aged almOst eighty-eight. 
'n of first wife: i. Lydia Rowena, born 

9, 1808; married August 25, 1833, 
Aldrich. 2. Lois Elmina, born Novem- 
. 1809, settled in Maine. Children of 

wife: 3. Elbridge G., born December 

5; builder at Milford. 4. Samuel W., 
anuary 15, 1817; mentioned below. 5. 

\V., born August 29, i8?8; married 
Gregory. 6. Lewis, born May 14, 

7. Child died young, 1823. 8. Isaac, 
'"ebruary 25, 1825; died September 5, 
9. Lucretia, born January 20, 1828, un- 

[) Samuel Wilber Hayward, son of 
ih Hayward (6), born in Milford, Jan- 
5, 1817; married first, at Medway, Xo- 
• 16, 1841. Ann Janette Bullard, born at 
ly, March 30, 1818, died August 17, 
second, June 3, 1871, EHza J. (Wal- 
Thompson, widow of Luther Thomp- 
3rn May i, 1836, at Wrentham. He 
d third. November 7, 1877, Huldah 
)orn August 5, 1840, daughter of Wil- 
id Huldah (Thayer) Chilson. Samuel 
trd was selectman of Milford, 1855; 
T, 1850-51-55 ; and deputy sheriff of 
ster county for thirty years; enterpris- 
lithful, of uncommon tact and discre- 
e was a popular and influential citizen, 
ned large tracts of land in Cherokee 
. Iowa, and was agent of the Cherokee 
. Children: i. CUra Amelia, born 
ber 17, 1844, married November 5, 

1867, Henry E. Pales, of Milford, mentioned 
below. 2. Anna Louisa, born December 16, 
1846; married, 1871, Dr. Herbert Cutler Bul- 
lard. 3. Samuel Wilber Jr., born February 
11, 1850. Children of second wife: 4. Leslie, 
born March i, 1872. 5. Grace Josephine, 
born May 19, 1876. 

( VTIl) Clara Amelia Haywara, daughter 
of Samuel Wilber Hayward (7), born in Mil- 
ford, December 17, 1844; married, November 
5, 1867, Henry E. Fales, born in Walpole, No- 
vember 6, 1837, died in Milford, January 24, 
1897, son of Silas and Roxa (Perrigo) Fales. 
His lineage: Henry E (8) ; Silas (7) ; Aaron 
Clark (6); Amariah (5): Peter (4); Peter 
(3): James (2); James (i). (See Fales 
sketch for early generations). Aaron Clark 
P'ales was a soldier in the revolution on the 
Lexington alarm, in Captain Seth Bullard's 
company; also in Captain Perez Cushing's 
company, Colonel Paul Revere's regiment. 

Henry Edwin Fales when a young man 
taught school in Norfolk county. He also 
learned the carpenter's trade of his father. At 
the age of twenty-five he began the study of 
law in the office of James R. Davis, of Mil- 
ford, and after he was admitted to the bar 
became partner of Mr. Davis. He was a 
member of the W'orcester bar, but was most 
active in the Norfolk courts and also had 
much practice in Middlesex and SuflFolk coun- 
ties. He was town counsel for no less than 
twelve towns in Norfolk and Worcester coun- 
ties, and of the eight capital cases that he de- 
fended six were acquitted. During his last 
years much of practice consisted of difficult 
cases in which he was retained by other law- 
yers for advice and co-operation. Although 
he gave up his office and attempted to retire 
from business about six years before his death, 
his clients followed him to his house seeking 
advice, and he continued in spite of himself 
active in behalf of his clients to the time of 
his last illness. He declined several offers of 
judicial appointment, preferring to hold his 
place at the bar. He was an able and eloquent 
advocate. He was a Royal Arch Mason and 
Knight Templar. He married first, Violet 
Sherman; second, Clara A. Hayward; third, 
Mary A. Parkhurst. Child of first wife: i. 
Henry Edwin Jr., died in infancy. Children 
of Henry Edwin and Clara A. (Hayward) 
Fales: 2. Harold Everett, born May 21, 1871. 
3. Clara Ethalyn, born July 16, 1879; married 
Dr. Richard Eliott Winslow. (See sketch). 




James Fales, immigrant ancestor, 
FALES born in England about 1615, came 

from Chester, England, as early 
as 1636. He settled at Dedham, Massachu- 
setts, when it was called Contentment, and 
signed the famous Dedham covenant, Sep- 
tember 10, 1636. He was admitted a freeman 
in 1653, and was a soldier in King Philip's 
war in 1675-76. He died at Dedham, July 
10, 1708. He married, 1654, Anna Brock, of 
Dedham. She was admitted to the church, 
^^ay 25, 1656; died December 22, 1712. Chil- 
dren, born in Dedham: i. James, July 4, 
1656, mentioned below. 2. John, October 5, 
1658, married Unity Hawes and settled in 
Wrentham. 3. Mary, August 30, 1664. 4. 
Peter, lived in Dedham: sons settled in Wal- 
pole. 5. Hannah, January 16, 1672, married 
Thomas P>acon ; she died at Wrentham, April, 
171 1. 7. Rachel, June 19, 1680. 8. Deacon 
Ebenezer, February i, 1681-82, died at Wal- 
pole, July 19, 1755: lived on East street, Ded- 
ham : removed to Walpole, Massachusetts ; 
children: i. Ebenezer Jr., born May 28, 1712; 
married, August 8, 1733, Mary Fales; had a 
son Eliphalet who served as captain in the 
revolution from Walpole; ii. Benjamin, born 
July 1, 1714, died at Walpole, April 22, 1731; 
iii. Jonathan, born June 18, 1717; iv. James, 
born June 5, 1720, resided at Walpole. 

(H) James F'ales, son of James Fales (i), 
born at Dedham, July 4, 1656, died March 4. 
1741-42, at Dedham. He married, October 
20, 1679, Deborah Fisher, baptized February 
24. 1661, daughter of Anthony Fisher. James 
Fales was surety on the bond of Josiah Fisher 
as administrator of the estate of Anthony 
Fisher, his father-in-law, June 10, 1723. An- 
thony Fisher Sr., father of this Anthony, 
came to this country with his parents in 1637 ; 
was a member of the Boston Artillery Com- 
pany in 1644: settled at Dedham July 20, 
1645; was admitted a freeman 1643: married 
Joanna Faxon, daughter of Lewis and Joanna 
Faxon. Anthonv Fisher, the senior immi- 
grant of this name, was born in Wignotte, 
parish Syleham, county Suffolk, England. 
Children: i. Nehemiah, settled in Dedham; 
married, first. Mary Carew, January 31, 1720; 
second, Mrs. Susannah Searles, June 21, 1745. 
2. James Jr., born August 13, 1680, mentioned 
below. 3. Samuel, born December 29, 1683. 

(HI) James Fales, son of James Fales (2), 
born in Dedham, August 13, 1680, lived in the 
southern part of the town, was one of the 
rrganizcrs of the church in the South parish 
in 1736, and was then known as James Jr. 

Children: i. James Jr., admitted to full com- 
munion in the South parish church June 2, 
1754. 2. Eliphalet, born 1717, mentioned 
below. 3. Stephen (?). 4. David (?). Prob- 
ably other children. (None on town record). 

(IV) Captain Eliphalet Fales, son of 
James Fales (3), born in 1717-18, at Dedham, 
died there June 11, 1781, aged sixty- four 
years. He succeeded his father in the South 
parish, and like him was prominent in the 
church there. His children were baptized in 
the church, and October 5, 1765, a negro child 
owned by him was baptized there, name 
"Cesar." He married Abigail Everett, De- 
cember 16, 1740, at Dedham. She was bom 
November 3, 17 18, daughter of John and 
Mercy Everett. Her father, born June 9, 
1676, married, January 3, 1700, Mercy Brown, 
died March 20, 1751. Captain John Everett, 
father of John just mentioned, married, May 
13, 1662, Elizabeth Pepper, daughter of 
Robert, and he died June 17, 1715. Richard 
Everett, father of Captain John, was the im- 
mii^^ant, one of the founders of Dedham in 
i'^36, coming from Walertown ; died July 3, 
1682. (See Everett sketch). He is called 
captain in the town records after 1756; served 
in the French war. Children of Captain Eli- 
phalet and Abigail Fales: i. Abigail, bom 
December 18, 1741, baptized December 30, 
1 74 1. 2. Eliphalet, born November 3, 1743, 
mentioned below. 3. James, baptized Octo- 
ber 13, 1745. 4. Oliver, baptized January 31, 
1747-48. 5. Abner, baptized May 20, 1750. 6. 
Sarah, baptized April 14, 1754. 7. Lucy, bap- 
tized December 12, 1756. 8. Hannah, bap- 
tized December 31, 1758. 9. Chloe, baptized 
January 31, 1762. 

(\') Eliphalet Fales, son of Eliphalet Fales 
(4), born in Dedham, November 3, i;^43, bap- 
tized in the South Church, November 6, 1743. 
He was a soldier in the revolution, sergeant 
in Captain Seth Bullard's company. Colonel 
Joseph Read's regiment, in the summer of 
1775, ^"^ on guard duty near Boston in 1777- 
78. He joined the Second Church, July 2, 
1780. He married, first, December 7, 1770, 
Abigail Everett: second, April 13, 1779, Mela- 
tiah Everett, who died December 17, 1825. 
aged seventy-five. Children of first wife: i. 
Millcy, born May 23, 1772. 2. Abner. bom 
October 19, 1773, (baptized with Milley, Oli- 
ver and Eliphalet, July 9, 1780, in the Second 
Church). 3. Oliver, born November 2, 1776, 
died young. Children of second wife: 4. Eli- 
phalet, born May 24, 1780, mentioned below. 
5. Horace, born July 18, 1782. 6. Nabby, bom 



^5' 1785. 7- Oliver, born July 14, 

Eliphalet Pales, son of Eliphalet 

;), born in Dedham, May 24, 1780, 

in the south parish church, July 9, 

He died in Dedham, September 5, 

-le married in the south parish, July 

, Sybil Sumner, born at Dedham, June 

, died at Walpole, November 4, 1867. 

i, born in Dedham: i. Horace, born 

y 19, 1805, baptized in south parish, 

13, 1815; died in Dedham, November 

), a farmer in Upton, Massachusetts, 

)xbury. New Hampshire; Pitchard, 

)rk, and Walpole, Massachusetts, suc- 

r; married, May 4, 1831, Hannah Ken- 

m Ashfield, Connecticut, March 2, 

ed at Upton, January 25, 1852; chil- 

Joseph H., born March 9, 1836, died 

9, 1837; ii. Lyman M., born Decem- 

1827, died at Walpole, February 8, 

i. Olive M., born at Med ford, Decem- 

1842, died March 21, i860; iv. Charles 

born March 7, 1844. 2. Harriet, born 

>er 23, 1812, died xApril 15, 1815. 3. 

Newell, born September 9, 1816, died 

, 1889; married, December 24, 1843, 

in Pettee Fuller, born at Sharon, 

lusetts, 1809, died April 13, 1861, son 

uel and Eliza (Pettee) Fuller; chil- 

i. Benjamin Webster Fuller, born 

II, 1846; ii. Hattie Fuller, born 185 1, 

ed six months. 4. Mentor, baptized 

13, 1815. 5. Charlotte, baptized Au- 

181 5, married Seth E. Smith, of Wal- 

)ril 20, 1826; children: Sybil, Hannah 

ve Smith. 6. Eliphalet Newman, men- 

)elow. 7. John Sumner, born July 8, 

) Eliphalet Newman Fales, son of Eli- 
^ales (6), born in Dedham, 1819, died 
rood, December 28, 1896. He received 
cation in the public schools of his 
own, became a farmer, and conducted 

in Dedham, then in Norwood, for- 
art of Dedham. He married, in Ded- 
lay 25, 1845, Lucy Bullard Weath- 
aughter of Joel and Betsey (Graham) 
rbee. She was born in Dedham, June 
2, died in Norwood, December 28, 
Children of Eliphalet N. and Lucy B. 

I. Henry Newman, born September 
5, in Norwood, an engineer; married, 
on. December 31, 1877, Sarah Emily 

bom at Norwood, September 11, 
aughter of Francis and Mary A. 
y) Donley; children: i. George Henry, 

born January 20, 1879, died November 26, 
1884; ii. Charles Willis, born February 6, 
1880. 2. Frank Aldrich, born October 13, 
1848, mentioned below. 3. Walter, born No- 
vember 29, 1850. 4. Frederick Arthur, born 
June 8, 1852, a farmer; married, in Boston. 
May II, 1887, Caroline Elizabeth Schaffner, 
born May 26, 1859, in Medficld, daughter of 
Nicholas and Barbara (Lautenschler) Schaff- 
ner; children, born in Norwood: i. Alice Eliz- 
abeth, October 8, 1888; ii. William, January 
6, 1890. 5. Susan Elizabeth, born September 
2, 1854. 6. Willis, born January 13, 1857, 
died January 27, 1861. 7. Lucy, born May 2, 
1859, died September 2, 1859. 8. Albert, born 
September i, 1862. 

(Vni) Frank Aldrich Fales, son of Eli- 
phalet Newman Fales (7), was born October 
13, 1848, at Norwood, Massachusetts. He 
was educated in the public schools of that 
town, and learned the trade of carpenter, at 
which he worked for five years. He then 
became superintendent of the lumber yards of 
the firm of Clark &. Letherbee, of Boston. In 
1877 ^^^' Fales embarked in the grain and feed 
business in Norwood and has continued with 
marked success to the present time. He has 
been prominent in public life in Norwood. 
From 1880 to 1886 he was an engineer of the 
Norwood fire department. He was elected 
selectman and assessor in 1882, and bv sue- 
cessive re-elections held these offices twenty 
years in succession. In 1886-87-88 he was 
representative to the general court from the 
first Norfolk representative district, and was 
state senator for the second Norfolk district 
during the years 1900-01-02. He served on 
important committees in the legislature and 
ranked among the most useful and efficient 
legislators. In 1903 he was appointed post- 
master of Norwood, and was re-appointed in 
1907 for four years. He is an active and in- 
fluential Republican in politics, and has fre- 
quently served his party in the various nomi- 
nating conventions. Mr. Fales is a promi- 
nent member of the First Universalist Church 
of Norwood, and has been for five vears a 
member of its parish committee. He is a 
member of Orient Lodge, F. and A. M. : 
Hebron Chapter. R. A. M. : Cypress Coni- 
mandery, K. T., of Hyde Park; Aleppo Tem- 
ple, A. A. O. N. M. S., of Boston; Tiot 
Lodge, I. O. O. F., of which he was first noble 
grand : Nahatan Tribe, I. O. R. M. : K. of P. : 
A. and H. A. Co.. of Boston. He is president 
of the Norwood Business Men and Board of 
Trade, a director of the Norwood National 



Bank, a member of the executive committee, 
and president of the Old Home Week Associ- 
ation of Norwood. 

He married, November 24, 1887, Jennie 
Florence Train, born at Piermont, New York, 
October 30, 1861, daughter of Asahel and 
Sarah Ann (Stanton) Train. They have had 
one son, Frank Aldrich, born October 13, 
1902, died October 16, 1902. 

A recent contributor to the 
BROOKS Brooks family genealogy has 

mentioned Henrv Brooks, of 
Concord and Woburn, Massachusetts, as the 
immigrant ancestor of his particular branch 
of the general family of that surname on this 
side of the Atlantic ocean ; but none of the 
several writers who have contributed 'to the 
history of this interesting family has furnished 
any clue respecting the place and date of birth 
of the immigrant or the year in which he came 
to America, and the published ships' lists of 
passengers from the beginning to the end of 
the seventeenth century make no mention of 
his name. 

Farmer in his "Register of the First Settlers 
of New England" speaks of Henry Brooks, 
of Concord, as probably the freeman in 1638 
under the name of Brook, and inclines to 
associate him with one Mr. Brock ; but more 
recent investigations have shown that these 
names as well as the persons were entirely 
distinct, and that the first appearance of 
Henry Brooks in New England colonial his- 
tory, so far as any contemporary account or 
parish or town record tends to disclose, is 
that of having been admitted to the rights of 
freeman in Concord, Massachusetts, March 
14. 1639. His name next appears on the tax 
list of Woburn in 1649, when he was propri- 
etor of land in that town. He was selectman 
in 1669-71-72. His first wife was Susanna 

, who died August 15, 1681, and he 

married for his second wife, December 5, 
1682, Annis Jaquith. Henry Brooks died De- 
cember 2, 1683, and his estate was left to his 
wife .\nnis and their children, who were: i. 
John (see forward). 2. Timothy, married, 
October 10, 1659. Mary, daughter of John 
Russell. 3. Isaac, married, January 10, 1665- 
66, Miriam Daniels, and died September 8, 
1686. 4. Sarah, married, March 3, 1650, John 
]\rousall. 5. Lester Brooks. 

(H) John Brooks, eldest son of Henry and 
Susanna Brooks, married, first, September i, 
1649, Eunice Mousall, daughter of Deacon 
John Mousall, who was admitted to the church 

in Woburn, with his wife Joanna, August 23, 
1634. He was one of seven male members of 
the church at its first gathering August 14, 
1642, and afterward was one of its two orig- 
inal deacons until the time of his death. He 
was much honored in the town, being for many 
years one of the commissioners for "ending 
small causes," and selectman for twenty-one 
consecutive years. He died March 2.^^ 1665. 
leaving widow Joanna, son John, and daugh- 
ter Eunice, who became the wife of Jolin 
I>rooks. She died November i, 1683, ^^^ he 
married, second, November 30, 1684, Mary 
Cranston, who died August 26, 1704. He 
died January 2, 1691. John and Eunice (Mou- 
sall) Brooks had children: i. John, born No- 
vember 23, 1650, died September 22, 1653. 
2. Sarah, November 21, 1652, married Eph- 
riani Buck. 3. Eunice, October 10, 1655. 4. 
Joanna, March 22, 1659, married, 1678, David 
Roberts. 5. John, March i, 1664. 6. Ebenezer, 
December 9, 1666, died December 31, 1686. 
7. Deborah, March 20, 1669. 8. Jabez, July 

17, 1673, died January 30, 1746. 

(HI) Jabez Brooks, youngest son and 
child of John and Eunice (Mousall) Brooks, 
married, first, December 18, 1694, Rachel 
Buck, died T^bruary 29, 1697. He married, 
second, July 7, 1698, Hepzibah Cutter, bom 
August 15, 1671, died January i, 1745-46. 
She was the twelfth of fourteen children bom 
to Richard Cutter, younger son of Elizabeth 
Cutter, and is supposed to have been a voyager 
in the ship with his mother when she came to 
New England in 1640. He was a cooper by 
trade, was made freeman 1641, and became a 
member of the Ancient and Honorable Artil- 
lery 1643. About 1644 he married his wife 
Elizabeth. On February 14, 1662-63, he mar- 
ried his second wife, Frances Perriman, widow 
of Isaac Amsden. Bv his wife Rachel Buck, 
Jabez Brooks had one child, and ten children 
by his wife Hepzibah Cutter. Children: i. 
Rachel, born November 29, 1695, died June 
21, 1750; married, November 19, 1729, Joseph 
Wright. 2. Jabez, May 13, 1700. 3. Hepzi- 
bah, November 18, 1701, died about 1777; 
married, December 26, 1734, John Cutter. 4. 
Nathaniel, August 17, 1703, (see post). 5. 
Deborah, May, 1705, died February 5, 1780; 
married, September 20, 1733, Jacob Wright, 
who died March 10, 1783. 6. Samuel, April 

18. 1707. 7. John, January 14, 1708-09, mar- 
ried first, Hannah Cutter; second, Elizabeth 
Kendall. 8. Jonathan, August 27, 17JO, died 
]\rarch 17, 1795; married, August 23, 1738. 
Phebe .Simons. 9. Ebenezer, June i, 1712, 



ed, October 28, 1736, Jemima Locke, 
irali, December 25, 1714, died June 12, 

married, October 18, 1742, Thomas 
rdson, who died June 13, 1773. n. Ben- 
, April 14, 1717, died June 6, 1769; mar- 
April 5, 1746, Susanna Kendall. 
') Nathaniel Brooks, second son and 
1 child of Jabez and Hepzibah (Cutter) 
:s, was born August 17, 1703. He mar- 
kibmit Poulter, born in Lexington, Mass- 
etts, June 16, 1708, died June i, 1799. 
/as a daughter of Jonathan Poulter and 
ife Elizabeth. The Poulters were of 
an descent, although they came to this 
ry from England. John Poulter was 
Raleigh, Essex. In 1668 he bought an 
acre right in Billerica and lived there 
the beginning of King Philip's war in 
when the family went to Med ford, where 
died, September 18, 1676. His first wife, 
I he married December 29, 1662, was 
?1, daughter of Francis Elliot, of Brain- 
Massachusetts. Their son Jonathan, with 
other, John, (said to have been his twin 
?r), appeared at Cambridge farm in 
and he and his wife Elizabeth were ad- 
! to the church in Lexington in 1697. 
"en of Nathaniel and Submit (Poulter) 
:s: I. Submit, born February 3, 1731 ; 
?d, March 14, 1761, Nathaniel Wyman, 
mcaster. 2. Nathaniel, July 18, 1734, 
^pril 3, 1783; married, January 16, 1756, 
r Wyman. 3. Jonathan, July 16, 1737, 
ed, February 18, 1762, Ruth Fox. 4. 
I, December 14, 1739, married, August 
63, Betsey Flagg, who died July 3, 1764. 
zabeth, April 22, 1742, married, Novem- 
, 1767, Zachariah Richardson. 6. Reu- 
fanuary 8, 1744 (see post). 7. David, 
1 29, 1749. Of these children Josiah and 
?n Brooks are known to have settled in 
wn of Gloucester (now Rockport) and 
ivere in service during the revolutionary 

Josiah Brooks was killed in battle at 
ir Hill. He had been sorely wounded 
'as taken up and carried on the back of 
im Jumper, who thought to remove him 
tlace of safety, but as he was being car- 
nother musket ball struck him and killed 

) Reuben Brooks, youngest but one of 
•ven children of Nathaniel and Submit 
ter) Brooks, born January 8, 1744, died 
ritish prison in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 
• He was one of the crew of the priva- 
^''ankee Hero,'* which sailed from Sandy 
see History of Rockport), and engaged 

in battle with a British ship which at first was 
supposed to be insufficiently defended, but 
which in fact proved to be a formidable war 
vessel. In the battle Reuben iirooks was 
wounded in the head and was taken prisoner 
with his comrades. He was held in prison in 
Halifax until his death from the effects of his 
wound combined with an attack of small pox. 
On December 25, 1768, Reuben Brooks mar- 
ried Abigail Cleaveland, daughter of Rev. 
Ebenezer Cleaveland, first pastor of the parish 
church at Sandy Bay, Gloucester, and Abigail 
(Stevens) Cleaveland, his wife. After the death 
of her first husband Abigail married, second, 
James Henderson, who died at sea in 1784. 

She married, third, 1785, Slater, who 

was drowned about 1787, and she married, 
fourth, February 28, 1788, as his first wife, 
Oliver Stevens, son of Oliver and Deborah 
(Davis) Stevens. Reuben and Abigail 
(Cleaveland) Brooks had children: i. Reu- 
ben, baptized January 5, 1770 (see post). 2. 
Elizabeth, baptized December 13, 1772, mar- 
ried, December 4, 1792, Thomas Parsons 
Knight, baptized at Sandy Bay, September 
20, 1767, son of Benjamin and Patience (Wit- 
ham) Knight. One child: David Brooks 
Knight, baptized at Sandy Bay, October 4, 
1807. 3- David, born February 8, 1775, mar- 
riecl Patty Rowe and lived in Rockport. 

(V'l) Deacon Reuben P> rooks, eldest child 
of Reuben and Abigail (Cleaveland) Brooks, 
baptized at Sandy Bay, Gloucester, Janu- 
ary 5, 1770, died in Rockport, March 14, 1844. 
He kept a general country store in Rockport 
and perhaps did some coastwise freighting. 
He was a deacon of the church for many 
years and held that office at the time of his 
death, which was caused by falling through a 
trap door in the aisle of the vestry of the 
church. He was a leading man of the town. 
Deacon Brooks married April i, 1792, Mary 
Hadley, daughter of John and Abigail (Wit- 
ham) Hadley, and a descendant of George 
Hadley, of Ipswich. George Hadley, of Ips- 
wich, 1639, removed to Rowley about 1655. 

He married, first, Proctor : second, 

June 29, 1668, Deborah Skillings and had 
children : John, married, September 3, 1682, 
Susanna Pettis and removed to Gloucester. 
Samuel, married Jane Martin. Martha. Abi- 
gail, died September 12. 1661. Elizabeth, 
died March 12, 1660. Samuel Hadley, of 
Amesbury, Massachusetts, in the west parish, 
weaver, took the oath of fidelity at Amesbury 
in December, 1677; member of the train band 
in 1680. He was a son of George Hadley, of 



Ipswich and Rowley. He married, about 1676, 
Jane Martin, daughter of George Martin, and 
had Esther, married Richard Goodwin. Sam- 
uel, married Dorothy Colby. Hannah, mar- 
ried Ephraim Pemberton. John, married No- 
vember 8, 1707, Hannah Low and removed 
to Gloucester. A son, who died in extreme 
infancv. Susanna, married Thomas Potter. 
George. Elizabeth. Sarah. Martha. Joseph. 
Benjamin. Of the children of John and Han- 
nah (Low) Hadley, three sons married and 
lived in Gloucester: Daniel married, in 1736, 
Susanna Millsbury. John, married, in 1737, 
Sarah Witham. Benjamin, married in 1744, 
Sarah Elwell. After the death of his first 
wife, Mary Hadley, Deacon Brooks married, 
January 12, 1822, Abigail Dresser. By his 
tirst wife he had four sons and three daugh- 
ters, all born in that part of the old town of 
Gloucester which in 1840 was set off to form 
Rockport. They were Reuben, John, Benja- 
min, Samuel, Irene, Almira, and Abigail 

(VII) Reuben Brooks, eldest son and child 
of Reuben and Mary (Hadley) Brooks, born 
October 28, 1795, died December 14, 1870. 
His entire life was spent in Rockport, where 
he kept a general merchandise store and where 
he held a number of offices of minor import- 
ance. He was a prominent man and was 
highly esteemed in the town. His first Wife, 
whom he married April 2, 1818, was Mary 
Norwood, who was born April 19, 1799, and 
died August 2, 1839. She was a daughter of 
Major Francis Norwood, born April 23, 1771, 
died October 6, 1825, and his wife Lucy 
(Pool) Norwood, who was born October 12, 
1776, and died December 11, 1844. No chil- 
dren were born of the marriage of Reuben 
Brooks and Marv Norwood. For his second 
wife he married Nancy Eames Allen, who 
died March 18, 1890. She was the widow of 
Rev. Harrison Allen, missionary to the Choc- 
taw Indians, and a daughter of Nathan and 
Susanna (Harnden) Eames, of Wilmington, 
Massachusetts. Reuben and Nancy E. (Allen) 
Brooks had children : i. John, born Rockport, 
June 20, 1841, died April 27, 1842. 2. Reu- 
ben, born Rockport, January 29, 1843 ^^ee 
post). 3. Mary, born Rockport, July 25, 1848, 
died December 8, 1864. ' 

Robert Eames, the ancestor of an import- 
ant branch of the family of that surname in 
New England, was born in England and was 
of Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 1641, but 
removed from there to Woburn, where he was 
taxed in 1666 and had a right in the common 

lands allowed him in 1668. He died July 30, 
1 7 12, and his wife Elizabeth died March 22. 
17 10. They had eight children. 

Samuel Eames, their sixth child, was bom 

September 2, 1664, married Mary and 

had eleven children. 

Captain Daniel Eames, third son of Samuel 
and Mary Eames, was born January 10, 1697. 
He married March 8, 1720, Abigail Nourse 
(or Nurse) of Reading, Massachusetts. He 
removed to Haverhill and married, second, 
Mary Chadwick, of Bradford; married, third, 
the Widow Priscilla Kimball. He lived in 
Wilmington in the Lemuel Eames house, which 
was in possession of his family for one hun- 
dred and seventy-eight years. 

John Eames, son of Daniel and Abigail 
(Nourse) Eames, was born in Woburn, April 
19, 1727. His first wife, whom he married 
March 15, 1750, was Mary Jaquith, who died 
February 23, 1756. He married, second, May 
15, 1765, Hannah Corneal (or Cornell), who 
died July 31, 1777. John Eames had seven 

Nathan Eames, son of John and Hahnah 
(Corneal) Eames, was born November 25, 
1769, and married Susanna Harnden. Their 
six children were Susanna, married David 
Hart. Clarissa, married Asa G. Sheldon. 
Abigail, married Isaac Morrill. Nancy, mar- 
ried Reuben Brooks. Nathan, married Mary 
lUick. Lemuel Cobb, married Catherine How- 

(VHI) Reuben Brooks, son and only sur- 
viving child of Reuben and Nancy (Eames) 
(Allen) Brooks, is a native of Rockport, 
Massachusetts, and for more than forty years 
has been a prominent figure in the business 
life of that town and of the city of Gloucester. 
As a boy he attended the public schools in 
Rockport and in 1859 was a student at Pierce 
Academy, Middleboro, Massachusetts. After 
leaving school he went into his father's store, 
working there as clerk and also assisting in 
the management of the business. He event- 
ually succeeded his father in the ownership 
of the store, and carried on the business as 
sole proprietor until 1882. In 1880, in part- 
nership with William N. LePage under the 
firm name of the Russia Cement Company, he 
founded the business of manufacturing and 
selling what has since become known through- 
out the world as "LePage's Glue." In 1882 
the partnership was changed to a corporation, 
others becoming interested, and in 1886 Mr. 
LePage sold all his interest to his associates, 
since which time under the leadership of Mr. 



ks the business has been developed to an 
lished industry of world wide reputation, 
many years Mr. Brooks was a prominent 
ber of the Congregational church of 
port, serving for twenty years as organist 
for several years as superintendent of the 
ay school. On his removal from Rock- 
in 1883 Mr. Brooks became identified 
the Trinity Congregational church of 
cester, and was afterwards as president 
le Young Men's Christian Association of 
city, largely instrumental in securing the 
ion of its commodious building on Mid- 

1 November 29, 1886, Reuben Brooks 
ied Martha A. Lakeman, born December 
845, daughter of Daniel D. and Mary 
Dd) Lakeman, of Hallowell, Maine. Mr. 
man was born December 20, i860, in 
)well, Maine, and died October 31, 1864. 
wife Mary (Blood) Lakeman was born 
ipperell, Massachusetts, March 20, 1807. 
father, Francis Blood, in 1801 married 
ha Nutting, born 1784, daughter of John 
ing, of Pepperell, Massachusetts, born in 
, and married in 1783 to Sarah Fiske, 
Nutting was a son of Captain John Nut- 
a soldier and patriot of the revolution 
fought at Bunker Ilill. His musket 
i he carried is now in possession of Addi- 
j. Brooks, of Gloucester. Francis Blood, 
r of Mary Blood, who married Daniel 
.akeman, was a son of Francis Blood, 
was born June 16, 1749, and married, in 
, Abigail Conroy. Francis Blood, last 
ioned, was a son of Nathaniel Blood, 
was born in Hollis, New Hampshire, May 

734, died 1782. and married Sarah . 

aniel Blood was a son of Nathaniel 
J, who was born January 16, 1769, and 
ied, December 25, 17 10, Hannah Shat- 
; and Nathaniel Blood, last mentioned, 
a son of Nathaniel Blood, who was the 
child of Richard Blood, of Groton, Mass- 
setts. The children of Daniel D. and 
r (Blood) Lakeman, were: Martha A. 
man. who married Reuben Brooks, and 
e AL Lakeman, born January 17, 1847, 
January 16, 1908. Daniel D. Lakeman 
I son of Thomas Lakeman, who was born 
ewburyport, Massachusetts, August 8, 
and married, July 8, 1790, Elizabeth 
who was born in Ipswich, Massachu- 
October, 2, 1767, daughter of James 
of Litchfield. Maine, who married, 
St 7, 1762, Elizabeth Brown, who was 
in Windham, Connecticut, in 1742. 

Thomas Lakeman, father of Thomas and 
grandfather of Daniel D. Lakeman, was 
drowned about 1775 or 1776 in Newburyport 
harbor. His wife was Anna Smith, born in 
1743, died May 25, 1820. Children of Reu- 
ben and Martha A. (Lakeman) Brooks: i. 
Mary, born Rockport, October 8, 1867. 2. 
Annie Lakeman, Rockport, August 7, 1869, 
died Gloucester, October 6, 1887. 3. Alice, 
Rockport, June 22, 1873, died July 25, 1873. 
4. Helen Elizabeth, Rockport, October 15, 
1874, married, July 2, 1907, Edward M. Bragg, 
of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 5. Martha 
Nutting, Rockport, November 16, 1881. 6. 
Addison Gott, Gloucester, August 24, 1885. 

The history of many notable 
BABSON New England families by rea- 
son of some imperfection in 
records cannot be traced with definite accuracy 
to European ancestors. The references which 
purport to contain lists of names of all immi- 
grants to the shores of America do not show 
the names of many ancestors who are known 
to have been settled in New England previous 
to the year 1650. This appears to be true with 
respect to the family under consideration here, 
and all historians and genealogists of the last 
half century have been obliged to content 
themselves with the mere announcement that 
Isabel Babson, widow and midwife, was in 
Salem, Massachusetts, as early as the year 
1637 and soon afterward went to Cape Ann 
with her only son James. There is an ancient 
tradition in the family, however, which runs 
to the effect that the surname Babson was at 
some period in the earlier generations various- 
ly known as Babason, Barbason and Baboson, 
and was so written in records by clerks whose 
understanding of the orthography of English 
surnames was decidedly meagre. 

The Gloucester records show that Isabel 
Babson had grants of land there, and also that 
she purchased an estate in what now is the 
center of the city. The title to a part of this 
property remained in the family for a century 
and a half. She died in Gloucester, April 6, 
1 66 1, aged eighty- four years, leaving an estate 
valued at twenty-seven pounds six shillings, 
which descended to her son James. 

(I) James Babson, ancestor of all the Bab- 
sons of New England and probably of all of the 
name in this country, went with his mother^ 
to Gloucester and settled near Little Good 
Harbor. He was a cooper by trade, but culti- 
vated his land and at his death left a small 
farm, which went into possession of Thomas 



W'itham, who had married one of his daugh- 
ters. He died in 1683. I" 1647 he married 
Elinor Hill, who died March 14, 1714, aged 
eighty-three years. They had children: i. 
James, born 1648. 2. Elinor, 1651. 3. Phil- 
ip, 1654, removed to Salem; married in 1689, 
Hannah Raker, who died in 1692, leaving a 
daughter Anna. 4. Sarah, 1656, died 1676. 
5. Thomas, 1658, enlisted as a soldier in King 
Philip's war and at one time was on garrison 
duty at Hadley, Massachusetts; probably died 
young. 6. John, 1660, see forward. 7.. Rich- 
ard, 1663, had a wife Mary, who died Feb- 
ruary 14, 1718; married, second, October 14, 
1 718, Jane Reading. •He settled at Fresh- 
water Cove and after living there many years 
removed to Falmouth, Maine, about 1727. He 
had eleven or twelve children, but one of 
whom, John P>abson, married. His wife 
whom he married on 171 1 was Hannah 
Hodgkins. He was born in 1687 and died 
before 1743. His wife died about 1779. From 
the sons of this marriage are descended nearly 
all of the Babsons of Cape Ann. 8. Eliza- 
beth, 1665. 9. Ebenezcr, 1668, died before 
1696. He is the Ebenezer Babson, says the 
author of the "History of Gloucester,'' who 
found a place in the *'Magnalia" of Cotton 
Mather, where in a letter written from Rev. 
John Emerson, he figures in "the diabolical 
work by which, in 1692, the town (Glouces- 
ter) was kept in a state of agitation and alarm 
for several months. He may have been dis- 
tinguished in an encounter with a less ethereal 
enemy, and thus have been the occasion of the 
local saying, *the knife that Babson killed the 
bear with.' " 

ill) John Babson, fourth son of James 
and Elinor (Hill) Babson, born in Glouces- 
ter, Massachusetts, in 1660, died in 1737. He 
had a grant of land in 1695 of two or three 
acres at Straitsmouth to "set up fishing upon." 
By further grants and purchase he became 
owner of twenty-seven acres there, which he 
held several years and probably improved by 
carrying on the fishery, and sold in 172 1. In 
1686 he married Dorcas Elwell, daughter of 
Josiah Elwell. They both died in 1737. 
Josiah Elwell, whose wife was Mary (Collins) 
Elwell. was a son of Robert Elwell, whose 
name first appears in New England history in 
1635 as a witness in connection with "the out- 
rageous conduct of one Mr. Thomas Wanner- 
ton at the eastward." He was admitted free- 
man in 1640. and a member of the church in 
Salem in 1643. He owned lands in diflFerent 
parts of Gloucester, lived for a time at the 

harbor and afterward settled permanently on 
Eastern Point, where most of his land was 
situated. He was selectman in 1649 and sev- 
eral times afterward, commissioner for end- 
ing small causes, and by reason of his char- 
acter and influence in the town was usually 
addressed as Goodman Elwell. John and Dor- 
cas (Elwell) Babson, had several children, 
three of whom — Elias, born 1687, John, 1691, 
and Josiah, 1703 — died within a few weeks 
in 1720. His son James, born 1689, is be- 
lieved to have been the father of Isaac Bab- 
son, of Wenham, who died quite young in 
Bristol, England, leaving several children, one 
of whom, Isaac, graduated from Harvard 
College in 1779 and soon afterward went on 
board the privateer "Buccaneer" as steward. 
He spent several years in seafaring life and 
in 1 786 settled in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, 
and engaged in trade. In 1796 he removed to 
Manchester and died there July 31, 1800. 

(III) John Babson, son of John and Dor- 
cas (Elwell) Babson, born in Gloucester, 
169 1, died there in -1720, at the age of twenty- 
nine years. He married and had two chil- 
dren, James and William. James became a 
sea captain and died September 3, 1759, leav- 
ing a son James, who was commander of a 
privateer during the revolution, and who died 
October 10, 1790. 

(IV) William Babson, younger son of John 
Babson, was a sailor and fisherman and was 
lost overboard on a voyage to the Grand 
Banks about 1749. He married and left a son 

(\') William Babson Jr., son of William 
Babson. married, in 1797, Anna Rogers, born 
in 1754, died in June, 1826, daughter of Rev. 
John Rogers. William Babson Jr., died De- 
cember 30. 183 1. He was brought up to a 
seafaring life and after several years spent 
in privateering and mercantile voyages set- 
tled down in business at Annisquam. Rev. 
John Rogers, whose daughter Anna became 
wife of William Babson Jr., ^yas a son of Rev. 
John Rogers, of Kittery, Maine, and was born 
there in August, 1719. He graduated from 
Harvard College in 1739, and his ordination 
over the Fourth Church took place February 
I. 1744. His ministry continued for a period 
of more than thirty-eight years, and it is not 
known that during the time anything occurred 
to disturb the harmony of the parish, although 
the events of the revolutionary war so de- 
pressed all interests in the town that his salary 
as minister was not fully paid and he died 
with the parish owing him a considerable sum 



of money. He died October 4, 1782. He 
married, first, Susannah Allen ; married, sec- 
ond. Mary Ellery; married, third, Abigail 
Woodward. His father, Rev. John Rogers, 
of Kittery, now Eliot, Maine, was born Janu- 
ary 19, 1692. died October 16, 1773. He grad- 
i;ated at Harvard College, 171 1; married, 
October 16, 17 18, Susannah, daughter of Ma- 
jor John Whipple, of Ipswich ; she died Octo- 
ber 22, 1779. His father. Rev. John Rogers, 
was born at Ipswich, July 7, 1666, died De- 
cember 28, 1745. He graduated at Harvard 
College in 1684, preached at Ipswich, and 
married. March 4, 1691, Martha Whitting- 
ham. who died March 9, 1659. His father, 
Rev. Dr. John Rogers, was born at Coggshall, 
Essex. England, January 11, 1630, and came 
with his father to New England in 1636. He 
was graduated at Harv-ard College in 1649, 
studied both physic , and divinity, assisted in 
the ministry at Ipswich and was also employ- 
ee! as the principal physician in the town. In 
Jnme, 1676. he was unanimously chosen pres- 
ident of Harvard College, which office he de- 
clined. After the decease of President Oakes, 
he was again elected in April, 1682. and in- 
stalled August 12, 1683, but died suddenly on 
the day succeeding commencement of the next 
year. He married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Major-General Daniel and Patience (Dudley) 
Denison, the latter of whom was a daughter 
of Governor Thomas Dudley, son of Captain 
Roger Dudley. His father, Rev. Nathaniel 
Rogers, was born at Haverhill, 1598, died 
July 3, 1655. He entered Emanuel College, 
Cambridge ; his first sermon was preached at 
Sproughton, in Norfolk; sailed from Graves- 
end to Boston : settled at Ipswich, where he 
preached the Gospel. He married Margaret, 
daughter of Sir Robert Crane, of Coggshall, 
Essex, England. His father. Rev. John 
Rogers, of Dedham, was educated in the Uni- 
ver.sity of Cambridge, and for many years was 
a famous preacher of Dedham, Essex, Old 
England. He died in 1636. He was remark- 
able for his zeal, and appeared to be a man of 
great piety, as well as a preacher of extraordi- 
nary earnestness. 

(VI) William Babson, son of William Jr. 
and Anna (Rogers) Babson, was one of the 
foremost business men of Gloucester, and died 
June 29, 1848, after a long and succesful 
career in trade and commerce. He married 
Polly (Mary) Griffin, who died October 16, 
1 82 1. They had children: i. William, born 
July I. 1802. died January 22, 1817. 2. Mary, 
January 13, 1804, married Solomon H. Davis. 

3. Esther Griffin, February 1, 1806, married 
Elias E. Davison. 4. John James, June 15, 
1809, see forward. 5. Edward, February 18, 
181 1, married Amanda Stanwood. 6. Robert 
Elwell, March 8, 181 3. 7. Annette, Septem- 
ber 25, 181 5. 8. William, November 28, 1817, 
married his cousin, Mary Babson. 

(\'ll) John James Babson, second son and 
fourth child of William and Polly (Griffin) 
Babson, born in Gloucester, June 15, 1809, 
died in that city, April 13, 1886, the last sur- 
vivor of eight children. As a boy he enjoyed 
only such educational advantages as the 
schools of his native town then afforded, and 
at the age of fourteen years entered the store 
of his father, who then and until his death 
in 1848 was an enterprising and prosperous 
merchant, engaged in both domestic and for- 
eign trade. There the boy had abundant leis- 
ure for reading, which he turned to the best 
uses, and there he accjuired or strengthened 
the marked taste for study and historical in- 
vestigations which he never lost. Before he 
had reached the age of twenty-one he was 
appointed a member of a committee to secure 
subscribers for the Gloucester Lvceum, an 
institution designed to promote the diffusion 
of useful knowledge by means of lectures and 
debates ; and a few years later, in December 
1832, he gave a lecture before it on "Early 
Maritime Discoveries." In March, 1832, he 
was elected recording secretary of the lyceum, 
held the office three years and subsequetly 
filled other offices in connection with it. From 
1870 until his death he was a member of the 
board of directors, and for the last five years 
was its president. In later years the lyceum 
became the nucleus of a public library, and on 
its endowment and the creation of a board 
of trustees Mr. Babson was elected chairman 
of the board and served in that capacity until 
the time of his death. 

From 1836 to 1855 ^^'"- Babson was cashier 
of liic Gloucester Bank, and then retired from 
active pursuits, although from 1862 to 1870 
he was one of the directors of the institution 
which afterward became the Cape Ann Na- 
tional r>ank. His retirement from business 
gave him leisure for literary pursuits and for 
public service in various ways. At several 
periods, beginning so far back as 1834 and 
ending in 1880, he was a member of the school 
committee, his entire service covering a per- 
iiT of thirty years: and during the greater 
])art of this time he was chairman of the 
board, and in 1855-56 and from 1862 to 1870 
he performed the duties of the office of super- 



intendenl of schools. ^'Thoroughly devoted 
to the cause of education/* says one who was 
a teacher while he was connected with the 
schools, "he worked with such singleness of 
purpose, such persistent energy, that he revo- 
lutionized the school system, and for his 
labors in this direction Gloucester owes him 
an incalculable and increasing debt." It was 
during his administration that the old school 
district system was abolished in favor of the 
new graded system. 

In 1859 he was one of the selectmen of 
Gloucester, for five years — 1859-60-75-76-77 — 
was a member of the lower house of the state 
legislature, and for two years, 1861-62, a 
U'cniber of the Massachusetts senate. In 
rebriiary, 1864, he was appointed one of the 
state bank commissioners, an office for which 
he was especially well qualified by his former 
experience as a cashier and director, and he 
continued the discharge of its duties until De- 
cember, 1865, when the office was abolished. 

I;i i860 Mr. Babson gave to the press his 
most important literary work, his "History of 
the Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann, including 
the Town of Rockport." It was an octavo 
volume of more than six hundred pages, and 
was among the earliest of the better class of 
town histories. In the preparation of the 
work he showed un\vearied diligence, and be- 
stowed on it the most careful and conscien- 
tious labor. In 1876 he published a quarto 
volume of "Notes and Additions," extending 
to nearly a hundred pages, which had already 
appeared in a local newspaper. When strick- 
en with his fatal illness he had nearly finished 
a new and carefully revised edition of his 
history. The great merit of the "History of 
(jloucester" at once attracted general notice, 
and in November, i860, Mr. Babson was 
elected to membership in the Massachusetts 
Historical Society, then as now a distinguished 
honor. Circumstances made it impossible for 
him to attend the society meetings regularly, 
and while he did not make any contributions 
to the printed volumes of the society he laid 
on the table, in 1869, a large scrap-book in 
which he had written this inscription : "This 
\^olume is composed of articles relating to the 
part borne by Gloucester in the War of the 
Rebellion, taken from the file of the Cape 
Ann Advertiser, a weekly newspaper publish- 
ed in Gloucester. Prepared for the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society, and presented by 
John J. Babson, a member of the Society." 

In the early summer of 1871 Mr. Babson 
went abroad with his WMfe, visiting Scotland, 

the east coast of England, Belgium, Germany, 
Switzerland, France, and the center and 
southwest of England, arriving home again 
in November of the same year. While abroad 
he was particularly interested in matters con- 
nected with the fisheries and the settlers of his 
native town. He spent some time at the im- 
portant fishing port of Wick, in the extreme 
northeast corner of Scotland, where he made 
investigations relative to the Scottish fisher- 
ies. He also visited the old cities of Glouces- 
ter and Bristol, England, to seek for traces 
of early settlers of Massachusetts who were 
supposed to have come from that part of the 
mother country. His own family name was 
entirely unknown there, although tradition 
pointed to Bristol as the place from whence 
his ancestors came. His investigations result- 
ed in the discovery that with comparatively 
few exceptions the first settlers of New Eng- 
land did not belong to families famous in the 
mother country; it is here that their best rec- 
ord is found. 

In 1876, on the occasion of the centennial 
exhibition at Philadelphia, Mr. Babson pre- 
pared and published a short historical account 
of **The Fisheries of Gloucester, from the 
first Catch by the English in 1623 to the Cen- 
tennial Year 1876." This is a very interest- 
ing and valuable monograph, embodying much 
information not found elsewhere. To the 
"Standard History of Essex County/' pub- 
lished in 1878, he contributed the chapters on 
Ciloucester and Rockport. 

His interest, however, was not confined to 
educational and historical investigations alone, 
and he not infrequently was called on to pre- 
side and officiate at public meetings. At the 
dedication of the Collins schoolhouse in 1864 
and of the Sawyer Free Library building in 
1884 he delivered addresses, both of which 
were printed. For several years he was pres- 
ident of the Cape Ann Horticultural Society, 
for some years one of the trustees of the 
Essex Agricultural Society, and a member of 
the Essex Institute, Salem, and the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society. 

Mr. Babson married, first, June 17, 1832, 
Mary Coffin Rogers, who died December 5, 
1842, daughter of Timothy and Clarissa (Cof- 
fin) Rogers, and by whom he had four sons 
and one daughter. He married, second, June 
14. 185 1, Ann Mason, daughter of Alphonzo 
and Lucy (Stratton) Mason. By her he had 
one son. His children: i. William, born No- 
vember 5, 1833, see forward. 2. John James, 
September 16, 1835, died October 18, 1846. 



3. Robert Edward, October 17, 1837, married 
Fannie May. 4. Charles Marshall, July 11, 
1840, died August 24, 1841. 5. Mary Coffin, 
November 20, 1842, died December 13, 1842. 
6. John James, married Anna Cook, and had 
one son, John Mason Babson. 

(VIII) William Babson, eldest son and 
child of John James and Mary Coffin 
(Rogers) Babson, was born in Gloucester, 
Massachusetts, November 5, 1833, and for 
more than fifty years has been connected in 
one capacity and another with the Gloucester 
Bank and the Gloucester National Bank. He 
fitted for college at Phillips Exeter Academy, 
but on account of sickness was compelled to 
abandon the idea of a thorough collegiate 
education. Having taken a long sea voyage 
for the benefit of his health, he returned home 
and in 1855 was made assistant to the cashier 
r»f the Gloucester Bank, serving in that capa- 
city six years. August i, 1862, he was elected 
cashier and still holds that position. On Jan- 
uary 19, 1861, Mr. Babson married Mary Isa- 
!>el W'yman, daughter of Oliver C. Wyman, of 
Boston, and has had children: i. Robert 
Tillinghast, born Gloucester, February 3, 
1862, graduated from Harvard College, A. B., 
1882; Boston University Law School, LL. B., 
1885; practices in Boston; married, June 14, 
1900. Alice Carey Jordan, daughter of Wil- 
liam Hight Jordan, of Gloucester (see Jordan 
family), and has two children: Harriet 
Worcester, born Brookline, April 18, 1901, 
and William, born July 24, 1903. 2. Mary 
Coffin, born Gloucester, January 18, 1864, 
lives in Gloucester. 3. William, born Glouces- 
ter, August 24, 1866, died January 9, 1866. 

4. Helen Powell, born Gloucester, November 
14, 1868, lives in Gloucester. 

Mediaeval history informs 
BURNHAM us that Walter le Burnahm 

went into England at the 
time of the conquest with William of Nor- 
mandy, in the train of his cousin german. 
Earl Warren, and at the survey (1080) was 
made lord of the Saxon villages of Burnham, 
county of Norfolk, and of many other 
manors : and that from this manor he took his 
surname of De Burnham and became the pro- 
genitor of the numerous family of that name, 
which has been spelled as Bernham, Burnam 
and sometimes as Barnham. In the old Anglo- 
Saxon it is Beornhom, Byrnhom, etc. ; the 
old Norse Bjorn ; the old Anglo-Saxon Boern 
and Bum, (a bear) according to Ferguson in 
his "English Surnames" mean "chief," "hero," 

"man." Other authorities give its meaning 
as a knight, a noble, etc. ; and it also has been 
used to distinguish a town, a village, and a rich, 
level meadow. When applied to a person the 
name signified the name of its principal officer 
or lord ; when applied to a place, a town or vil- 
lage by a river. But probably it never was used 
as a surname until after the conquest, when 
Walter added De Burnham to his name. The 
name is found in very early Saxon history, 
and in the genealogy of the kings of Bernicia 
it appears as Boernhom, (sometimes Byrn- 
hani), son of Bofa, great-grandson of Alric, 
descended from Woden. King Alfred the 
great in his will, made before A. D. 900, men- 
tions Burnhamme, county of Somerset, and 
Burnham, county of Sussex. 

According to the "Encyclopedia of Herald- 
ry," Burnham, Bernham and Barnham, with 
the various corruptions of those names, Bur- 
nam, and Barnam, bore for arms — sa. a cross 
between four crescents ar. — which would 
seem to imply that the three names were orig- 
inally identical. There can be no doubt of 
Burnham, Bernham and Burnam, but Barn- 
ham, and its abbreviation, Barnum, in both 
English and American records seem to be 
distinct. The Burnham seal (iioo) "was 
round, of an inch and a half over, with a man 
completely armed on horseback, a drawn 
sword in his hand." 

In America the name Burnham is found very 
early in the records of both Massachusetts 
and Connecticut. Lieutenant Thomas Burn- 
ham, of Ipswich, served in the Pequot expedi- 
tion of 1636-37. From the best information 
obtainable it appears that three brothers, John 
Thomas and Robert Burnham, sons of Robert 
Burnham and Mary Andrews his wife, of 
Norwich, Norfolk county, England, came to 
America in the early part of the year 1635, 
in the ship "Angel Gabriel," in charge of their 
maternal uncle, Captain Andrews, master. 
They were wrecked on the coast of Maine, 
and with the freight thrown overboard at the 
time of the disaster was a chest belonging to 
the boys, which contained many of their val- 
uables. After his ship had been wrecked 
Captain Andrews went to Chebacco (Ips- 
wich), taking the boys with him, and settled 
there. John and Thomas Burnham, only boys, 
served with others of the colonists in the 
expedition against the Pequot Indians, and 
when grown to manhood they remained at 
Chebacco and became freemen there. Robert 
removed to Boston and while there became 
one of the company that purchased the town 



of Dover in New Hampshire. He afterward 
removed to that place, erected his "garrison 
house" at Oyster river, became a freeman, and 
many of his descendants are yet in that state. 
John Burnham was appointed deacon of the 
church at Chebacco. He became the owner of 
a large tract of land lying on the east side of 
what afterward became known as Haskell's 
creek. In later years many of his descendants 
went from Chebacco to other places. His 
grandson, Ebenezer Burnham, settled at 
Windham, Connecticut, and himself became 
progenitor of a large family of descendants. 
Others of John's family settled in New 
Hampshire and Maine. 

(I) Thomas Burnham, with whom we have 
particularly to deal in this narrative, joined 
the expedition against the hostile Pequots in 
1636 or 1637; was selectman in 1647; on 
town committees ; sergeant of Ipswich com- 
pany of militia, 1664; ensign, 1665; received 
from Governor Dudley his commission as 
lieutenant in 1683. In 1683, 1684 and again 
in 1685 ^^ ^'^s chosen deputy to the general 
court. In 1667 "Thomas Burnham is granted 
the privileges of erecting a saw mill on the 
Chebacco river, near the falls ;" and in 1657 
it was ordered that "a road or way be laid 
out through Thomas Burnham's land, across 
the swamp." In 1678 "Ensign Thomas Burn- 
ham, of Ipswich, has right of commonage 
according to law." He became owner of 
much real estate in Ipswich and also in Che- 
bacco. and his houses and farms were even- 
tually divided between his sons Thomas and 

(II) Lieutenant Thomas Burnham. of Ips- 
wich, 1636, was born in England in 1623, and 
died in June. 1694, aged seventy-one years. 
In 1645 ^^^ married Mary, daughter of John 
Tuttle, born 1624. Their children: i. 
Thomas, born 1646: married, February 13, 
iGCyC), Lydia Pingree ; died February 21, 1728. 
2. John, born 1648; see forward. 3. James, 
l)orn 1650: died June 30, 1729. 4. Mary, 
born 1652. 3. Johannah, born 1654; married 
first. John Newrnarsh; second, 1692. Erastus 
James. 6. Abigail. 7. Ruth, born July I, 
1^)57; died July, 1657. 8. Ruth, born August 
23. 1658. 9. Joseph, born September 26, 
1660. TO. Nathaniel, born September 4, 1662. 
II. Sarah, born June 28, 1664; married first, 

Clark ; second, August 6, 1684, 

Mesheck Farlev. 12. Esther, born March 19, 

fill) John Burnham, of Chebacco, second 
child and second son of Thomas and Mary 

(Tuttle), Burnham, born 1648, died January 
12, 1704. This John Burnham, from whom 
most of the Burnhams in Essex county are 
descended, settled in Chebacco, first near the 
head of Whittredge creek, and afterward re- 
moved to the Falls. In 1689 he became pro- 
prietor of the grist mill there, and that proper- 
ty with other lands in the vicinity afterward 
remained in the family through many gener- 
ations of his descendants. The following ex- 
tract from the town records will be found of 
interest in the present connection: "1687. 
John, son of Thomas Burnham, having raised 
the dam two feet higher, which was likely to 
damage the town very much, has liberty to 
move his mill on Chebacco river, but he is not 
to damnific any former grant." June 6. 1668, 
John Burnham married Elizabeth Wells, who 
died in 1717. Children: i. John, born April 
8, 1671 : married, April 13, 1693, Sarah 
Choate; died 1746. 2. Thomas, born Septem- 
ber 20, 1673; died 1748. 3. Jacob, born 
March i, 1676; died February 8, 1682. 4. 
Joseph, born September 20, 1678; died unmar- 
ried, October 6. 1703. 5. Abigail, born De- 
cember 10, 1680; married, November 17, 
1699, Eben Whitman. 6. Jacob, born March 
I, 1682; married, November 20, 1704, Mehit- 
able Perkins; died March 26, 1773. 7. Jon- 
athan, born October 10, 1685 ; see forward. 
8. David, born October 20, 1688, died Feb- 
ruary 22, 1770: married first, July 2. 1711, 
Elizabeth Perkins: second, August 18, 1740, 
Elizabeth Bartlett. 9. Mary, born June 30, 
1 69 1 ; married, October 10, 1709, Samuel 

( I\') Captain Jonathan Burnham, seventh 
son and child of John lUirnham and Elizabeth 
Wells his wife, born October 10, 1685, ^'^^ 
April 3. 1773. The scene of his life was laid 
during the years which followed King Philip's 
war and those which preceded the American 
revolution, a period during which the colonists 
knew very little of the blessings of peace; 
and Captain Jonathan himself, as had his an- 
cestors before and his descendants after his 
time, saw service in the wars with the French 
and Indians, and held a commission as cap- 
tain. He married twice. His first wife. 
whom he married March 17, 17 10, w^as Mary 
Perkins, and after her death he married, May 
30, 1730, Martha Foster, born 1700, died 
February 20, 1790. Five children were born 
of his first and seven of his second marriage: 

1. Jonathan, born 1716; married, October 4, 
1737, Elizabeth Proctor; died March 26, 1802. 

2. Mary, born December, 1718; married, 



October 22, 1741, Job Smith; died March 27, 
1816. 3. Francis, born 1721 ; see forward. 4. 
Eunice, born April 24. 1726; married, October 
22, 1745, George Martin. 5. Lucy, born Sep- 
tember 17, 1727. 6. Martha, born July 4, 
1 731 ; died in infancy. 7. Martha, born March 
JJ« 1 733- 8. Lucy, born December 29, 1734; 
married, February, 1757, Enoch Haskell; died 
May 9, 1792. 9. Joseph, born May 21, 1736; 
died December 6, 1836. 10. Elizabeth, born 
March 15, 1741 ; died in infancy. 11. Eliza- 
beth, born August 21, 1743. 12. Abigail, born 
June 2, 1745; married, March 12. 1767, Dea. 
(irover Dodge; died March 31, 1836. 

f\') Francis Burnham, third child and sec- 
ond son of Captain Jonathan and Mary (Per- 
kins) Burnham, born 1721, died iSoiS. He 
married first, Sarah Eveleth, their marriage 
being published November 25, 1749; two chil- 
dren; married, second, November 11. 1754, 
Mary Cavies, born 1727, died 1814. Francis 
Iiurnham's children by both marriages were: 
I. Francis, born February 7, 1750; married, 
June 22, 1777. Sarah Eveleth; died August 
8, 1800. 2. Mary, born March 4, 1751 ; mar- 
ried Hough. 3. Nathaniel, born Jan- 
uary 18, 1755; married, January 20, 1774, 
Lucy Burnham ; died April 3, 1842. 4. Anna, 
born September 28, 1756; married, December 
30, 1778. Lt. Aaron Low. 5. Ebenezer, born 
September 25, 1758; married, August 9, 1781, 
Abigail Low; died April 3, 1828. 6. Eliza- 
beth, born December 16, 1760; died February 
20. 1846. 7. Lucy, born February 21. 1763; 
married, October 23, 1785, Samuel Hardy; 
(lied October 13, 1843. 8. Lydia, born Feb- 
ruary 9, 1766; married, December 18, 1788, 
Adam Boyd; died May 2, 1844. 9. Jonathan, 
born April 9, 1768; see forward. 10. Abigail, 
bom October 20, 1770; died unmarried, 
March 14, 1850. 

(V'l) Jonathan Burnham, youngest but one 
of the children of Francis Burnham by his 
second marriage, born April 9, 1768, died 
February i, 1827; married, October 2, 1794, 
Susan, daughter of Amos Burnham and his 
first wife, Mehitable Foster, granddaughter 
of David Burnham and his wife Elizabeth 
Marshall, great-granddaughter of David 
Burnham and his first wife, Elizabeth Per- 
kins, great-great-granddaughter of John 
Burnham, of Chebacco, and his wife, Eliza- 
beth Wells, of the latter of whom mention is 
made in an earlier paragraph. Jonathan and 
Susan Burnham had nine children: i. Jona- 
than, born March 26, 1795; died August 12, 
1823. 2. Ximrod, born December 8, 1796; 

married, December 8, 1821, Susan Burnham; 
died February 9, 1852. 3. Gorham, born Jan- 
uary I, 1799; married, January, 1822, Sally 
Baldwin. 4. Susan, born February 27, 1801 ; 
married Michael Story (2). 5. Joel, born 
January 8, 1802; died May 13, 1857. 6. 
Moses, born August 24, 1804; died October, 
1837. 7. Warren, born December i, 1807; 
married, December 21, 1828, Elizabeth Jones ; 
died July 6, 1858. 8. Leonard, born Septem- 
ber 8, 1810: see forward. 9. Edward, born 
June 2, 1817; died single. 

( \ 11) Leonard Burnham, youngest but one 
of the nine children of Jonathan and Susan 
Burnham, born in Essex, Massachusetts, the 
chief seat of the family for many generations, 
born September 8, 1810. died in Gloucester, 
May 25, 1868. In his earlier business Mr. Burn- 
ham was a blacksmith by trade, but later on, 
after he had settled in Gloucester, he went 
in the grocery business and proved to be a 
successful man in all of his undertakings. He* 
retired from active pursuits about i860. 
March 16, 1835. Mr. Burnham married 
Rhoda, daughter of Aaron Plummer, and 
who died in Gloucester in 1875. Of their six 
children only three are now living. Their 
children: i. Leonard A., born September 18, 
1837; see forward. 2. Alphonzo M., born 
March 6. 1840; married, April 25, 1867, Josie 
Day ; lives in Gloucester, retired. 3. Maria, 
born November 15, 1843; married, August 4, 
1867, George W. Dodge. 4. Annie, born July 
24. 1847 ; now dead. 5. Albert, born Septem- 
ber 7, 1850; now dead. 6. Frank, born 
March 1, 1853; died August 5, 1853. 

(\^I1I) Leonard A. Burnham, eldest child 
of Leonard Burnham and his wife Rhoda 
Plummer, was born in Gloucester, September 
18, 1837, and since he left the public school 
of the town has been actively identified with 
the business life and history of Gloucester, 
village and city, in many ways. About i860, 
with some assistance from his father, he started 
in the grocery business on Main street, in a 
building on land of which he is now the own- 
er. In 1864, in the disastrous fire which swept 
away much of the business section of Glouces- 
ter, he met with serious loss, but afterward 
he started again, this time in partnership with 
his brother Alphonzo, under the firm name of 
L. A. Burnham & Brother. The firm contin- 
ued in successful business until about January 
I. 1869, when Leonard A. Burnham sold his 
interest in the store to his brother. A part of 
the stock carried by the firm consisted of 
fishing tackle and other supplies, and in the 



course of trade the partners were daily 
brought in contact with dealers in fishing 
lines ; and when he sold out his interest to his 
brother Leonard A. Burnham he formed a part- 
nership with Moses B. Jackman, of Newbury- 
port, in the manufacture and sale of cotton 
lines for fishing, and to a certain extent for 
other purposes. The firm's wares were manu- 
factured at Newburyport under the supervis- 
ion of Mr. Jackman, while Mr. Burnham se- 
cured the customers and built up the trade, 
which in time became very extensive. The 
business was carried along in this way until 
about 1884, when the firm was dissolved. In 
November of the same year Mr. Burnham es- 
tablished the business of manufacturing lines 
in Gloucester, and in the course of time be- 
came perhaps the largest producer in his 
special line of goods in the country. It is 
still continued under his sole proprietorship 
and has yielded its owner very gratifying 
results. Besides his factory enterprise, which 
has occupied much of his attention for many 
years, Mr. Burnham has been and still is 
closely identified with other business interests 
and institutions of Gloucester. He was elect- 
ed a director of the Gloucester National Bank 
in 1883, vice-president in 1891, serving in that 
capacity until 1899, and as president for the 
next eight years, from 1899 to January i, 
1907. From 1870 to 1877 he was treasurer of 
the First Universalist Church of Gloucester. 
He is a member of the various subordinate 
bodies of Odd Fellows, and for fifteen years 
served as deputy grand patriarch. For all of 
seven years he has been chairman of the par- 
ish committee of his church, and at various 
times has served on important special com- 
mittees in making repairs and improvements, 
and also has contributed liberally to the funds 
raised for church maintenance. 

July 27, 1865, Mr. Burnham married Eliza 
A. Farnum, youngest daughter of Jacob and 
Rebecca (Foster) Farnum, granddaughter of 
Benjamin and Ruth (Saltmarsh) Farnum, 
great-granddaughter of Deacon Benjamin and 
Dolly (Holt) Farnum, and great-great-grand- 
daughter of Timothy and Dinah Farnum, of 
North Andover, Massachusetts. Deacon Ben- 
jamin Farnum, son of Timothy, w^s born 
December 26. 1746, and died December 4, 
1833. His wife, Dolly Holt, was born August 
19, 1741, and died July 25, 1815, daughter of 
Jcxscph and Dorothy Holt. Jacob Farnum and 
his ancestors in generations anterior to his 
own spelled their surname as here written, but 
some of his children changed the name to 

Farnham. Jacob Farnum and Rebecca Foster 
were married, April 27, 1826, and lived to 
celebrate their golden wedding anniversary in 
1876. At that time Jacob was seventy-three 
years old and his wife Rebecca was one year 
his junior. They were married by the Rev. 
Bailey Loring, of North Andover. When he 
was thirteen years old Jacob Farnum went to 
the old home of his ancestors in North 
Andover, there to live with his grandfather, 
Deacon Benjamin Farnum, and when eighteen 
years old he was furnished by the Deacon 
with a full equipment for military duty, in- 
cluding a horse and saddle. At the age of 
twenty-one he was presented with a note for 
$200 in order that he might qualify as a voter. 
**At the age of nineteen years," says a family 
manuscript, *'he commenced to visit at Mr. 
Nathan Foster's, where he was so well re- 
ceived and everything was so agreeable that 
he continued in that business for the space of 
four years. Even a courting stable was pro- 
vided, which of course proved very accept- 
able." When he went to live with his grand- 
father there was no agreement as to the 
wages to be paid him by the Deacon, but at 
the death of the latter, at the age of eighty- 
seven years, Jacob received compensation for 
his services. When he was twenty-two years 
old Jacob Farnum was given the third degree 
in Masonry in St. Matthew's Lodge in And- 

Jacob and Rebecca (Foster) Farnum had 
seven children, all born at North Andover: 
Rebecca F., born December 26, 1827, married 
a Mr. Jenkins; Jacob L., born November 22, 
1829, died November i, 1831 ; Jacob L., (the 
second child so named), born September 15, 
1832: Susan F., born February 11, 1835, mar- 
ried a Mr. Abbott ; Benjamin H., bom Octo^ 
ber 20, 1838, married a Mr. Fuller; Eliza A., 
born August 9, 1840, married Leonard A. 
Burnham and lives in Gloucester. 

The Lamprey family of 
LAMPREY England and Ireland is of 

considerable antiquity, 
though not at any period very numerous or 
widely scattered. The Lamprey coat-of-arms, 
as given in Burke's General Armory is: Or 
three crosses crosslet fitchee in chief gules. 
Crest: A hand holding a cross crosslet fitchee 
in pale proper. The American branch of the 
family has lived with few exceptions in 
Hampton, New Hampshire, where the pion- 
eer settled, and the family has never been 
large numerically. Until recent generations. 



since 1800, the family remained practically in 
Hampton and a few New Hampshire towns 
not far distant. In the revolution five of the 
name all from Hampton served in the army — 
Benjamin, Levi, Daniel, Samuel and Simon — 
all bearing orthodox Scriptural names. 

(I) Henry Lamprey, immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England in 1616, according to 
his own deposition made in 1666 and the rec- 
ord of his age, eighty-four, at the time of his 
death, August 7, 1700. With him came to 
America his wife Julien or "Gillyen," as the 
old records have it spelled. For a few years 
they lived in Boston, where one of their chil- 
dren was born as early as 1654. About 1660 
they located in Hampton and there they lived 
the remainder of their days. He was a coop- 
er by trade. A pretty story, the truth of 
which we have no reason to doubt, has been 
handed down from generation to generation 
regarding the marriage of the progenitors of 
this family. JuHen, we are told, was a little 
woman, and she received for her dowry, at 
marriage, her weight in gold, one hundred and 
twelve pounds. The chest in which this treas- 
ure was given is still preserved by descend- 
ants, and at last accounts was owned by Mor- 
ris Lamprey, of St. Paul, Minnesota. His 
wife died at Hampton, May 10, 1670. Chil- 
dren: I. Henry, born about 1641 ; married, 
July 24, 1686, Elizabeth Mitchell; resided in 
Stratham; signer of a petition of the inhabi- 
tants to the governor and council in 1709 ask- 
ing to be incorporated as a town perhaps of 
Exeter in 1666: Hampton records give one 
child, Mary, born August, 1692. 2. Daniel, 
tradition says he never married but remained 
on the homestead and had as a housekeeper a 
**kinswoman" to whom he gave the east half 
of his house lot, which she afterwards sold to 
John Knowles: but it is found that Daniel 
Lamprey was allowed from the treasurer of 
the province in 171 1 "his debenter for money 
paid Roger Swaine for entertaining his son, 
being sick in the military service, fifteen shill- 
ings" and it appears that the name of his son 
was Benjamin. 3. Elizabeth, married Daniel 
Dow. 4. Mary, born March 8, 1654-55 : died 
young. 5. Mary, born in Boston, March 19, 
1658-59: died in Hampton, June 7, 1663. 6. 
Benjamin, mentioned below. 

(ID Benjamin Lamprey, son of Henry 
Lamprey (i), was born September 28, 1661. 
He resided in Hampton and his house was 
on the highway leading from Nook Lane to 
I^ittle River bridge, laid out as then in use, 
May 7, 1734. The place is or was lately occu- 

pied by the heirs of James and Samuel C. 
Lamprey. He married first, November 10, 
1687, J^^^ Batcheller, daughter of Nathaniel 

Batcheller. He married second, Mary , 

who died September 17, 1735, aged sixty-five 
years. Children: i. Benjamin, born Octo- 
ber 9, 1688: married Sarah Dow. 2. Debor- 
ah, born 1690; married Samuel Palmer. 3. 
Daniel, born February 23, 1692; died April 
2, 1718. 4. Sarah, born July, 1695; married 
Robert Moulton ; died October 21, 1767. 5. 
Nathaniel, baptized June 26, 1698; mentioned 
below. 6. Jane, baptized April 30, 1699; mar- 
ried Stephen Batchelder. 7. Henry, born 
February 25, 1701 ; married May 22, 1728, 
Esther Palmer, daughter of Samuel Palmer; 
children: i. Samuel, born 1730; ii. Molly, 
born 1744, married Reuben Lamprey; died 
September 10, 1772. 8. Elizabeth, born Feb- 
ruary 18, 1703; married Jonathan Moulton. 
9. Abigail, born May 31, 1705; married Josiah 
Batchelder, son of Benjamin Batchelder. 10. 
John, born August 17, 1707; married first, 
Mary Johnson ; second, Hannah Johnson ; 
died July 23. 1788. 11. Hannah, born No- 
vember 13, 1709; married John Moulton; died 
December 14, 1772. 12. Morris, born Decem- 
ber 20, 171 1 ; married first, Elizabeth ; 

second, Rebecca Moulton ; died October 27, 

(HI) Nathaniel Lamprey, son of Benja- 
min Lamprey (2), was baptized June 26, 
1698, and married, January i, 1734, Ruth 
Palmer, daughter of Samuel Palmer. He set- 
tled on the homestead of her father, now 
the Leavitt place, opposite the old cemetery. 
Children: i. Daniel, born December i, 1734; 
died August 8, 1742. 2. Nathaniel, born No- 
vember 21, 1736: died unmarried, July 9, 
1808: lived with his T)rother Reuben: was a 
miser and buried his money and destroyed his 
property so that the heirs could not get it. 3. 
Jeremiah, born November 15, 1739; died June 
14, 1762. 4. Daniel, born August 10, 1743; 
married Elizabeth Leavitt; died May 10, 1812. 
5. Reuben, mentioned below. 

(IV) Reuben Lamprey, son of Nathaniel 
Lamprey (3). was born March 5, 1748. He 
lived a few rods cast of the site of the house 
in which his grandson, Jesse Lamprey, lived, 
later owned by James N. Brown, in Hampton. 
He owned a saw mill which he sold to Moses 
Leavitt who tore it down in i8rs and built a 
new mill. Lamprey married first, Molly Lam- 
prey, (laughter of Henry (3), and grand- 
daughter of Benjamin Lamprey (2). She was 
his cousin. He married second, June 3, 1773. 



Sarah Marston, daughter of Cornet David 
Marston. Children of first wife, born at 
Hampton: i. Asa; mentioned below. 2. 
Molly, born August 23, 1772; died May 3, 
1773. Children of second w-ife: 3. Molly, 
born June 12, 1774; married Samuel Brown; 
she died March 23, 1855. 4. Sarah, born Jan- 
uary, 1776; died unmarried 1838. 5. Abigail, 
born 1777; married Joshua Lane; she died 
February 9, 1848. 6. Ruth, born December 
26, 1779; married Captain David Brown; died 
A])ril 21, 1852. 7. EHzabeth, born June 7, 
1782; married Samuel Nudd, and died Janu- 
ary 21, 1852. 8. Reuben, born May 31, 1784; 
married Polly Marston ; he died July 23, 1862, 
9. Oily, born 1788; married Jonathan Moul- 

(V) Asa Lamprey, son of Reuben Lam- 
prey (4), was born in Hampton, New^ Hamp- 
shire, about 1770. He married Miss Farrah. 
He resided in Gilmanton, now Belmont, New 
Hampshire. Children: i. Asa, mentioned 
below. 2. John. 3. Uriah. 4. Edwin. 5. 
Mary. 6. Ellenor. 7. Nancy. 

(VL) Asa Lamprey, son of Asa Lamprey 
( 5 ), was born about 1800. He settled in Gil- 
manton, New Hampshire, and followed farm- 
ing. He married Deborah Sanborn. Chil- 
dren: I. Alfred Asa, mentioned below. 2. 
Emily. 3. Frances. 4. Laura. 5. Henry. 6. 
Arthur. 7. !Mary. 8. Clara. 9. Juliette. 10. 

(X'H) Alfred Asa Lamprey, son of Asa 
Lamprey (6), was born May 26, 1832, at Gil- 
manton, New Hampshire, and died November 
17, 1904 at Lawrence, Massachusetts. He 
was educated in the district schools of his 
native town and worked between terms on his 
father's farm until he left home at the age of 
eighteen and went to 4.awrence. There he 
began to work for Mr. Searles as a bookkeep- 
er, but after a time removed to Boston. When 
his father died in 1850 he returned to Gilman- 
ton for three years. In 1853 he established a 
retail grocery store in Lawrence in partner- 
ship with James Rae Simpson, and the firm 
became very prosperous. In 1878 he sold his 
interests to his partner, and Mr. Simpson has 
continued the business to the present time, 
having his son in partnership in recent years. 
After retiring from the grocery business Mr. 
Lamprey established his lumber business in 
Lawrence and built up a flourishing trade. 
After a few vears the business was incor- 
porated under the title of Lawrence Lum- 
ber Company, and Mr. Lamprey continued 
as treasurer and manager until his death. 

November 17, 1904. Mr. Lamprey had an 
extraordinary capacity for business. He was 
energetic, enterprising and persistent. Up- 
right and honorable in every walk in life, he 
was a man of great force of character and 
of large influence. He was a leader in finan- 
cial affairs as well as in business, president of 
the Broadway Savings Bank; vice president 
of the Lawrence National Bank. He was a 
Democrat in politics and an active political 
factor during his life. He served two years in 
the board of aldermen of the city of Lawrence 
and for several years on the school board. He 
married, October 25, 1854, Matilda Adams 
Gamble, born July 8, 1832, at Linneus. Maine, 
daughter of Alexander and Jennie (Nevins) 
Gamble. Children, born in Lawrence: i. 
Frances Catherine. 2. Alfred Edwin, born 
July* 22, 1858. 3. Leila M. 4. Clara May. 
5. Alice E. 

The Pitcher family of ancient 
PITCHER English lineage settled about 

1700 in Rhode Island. We 
find Jonathan ( i ) and Phebe Pitcher, the first 
of the name in that section, residing in East 
Greenwich, Rhode Island, as early as 1721. 
Children, recorded as born at East Green- 
wich: I. Martha, October 22, 1721. 2. 
Phebe, June 24, 1724. 3. John, May 8. 
1728, married, January 15, 1756, at East 
( Greenwich, Mary Carr. 4. Jonathan, Decem- 
ber 6. 1731. 5. Abigail, June 16, 1733-34- .6. 
William, mentioned below. Another family 
of this name of German origin settled early at 
Germantown, Pennsylvania, and many of the 
name are living in that section. 

(II) William Pitcher, son of Jonathan Pit- 
cher ( 1 ), j)robably by a second wife, was born 
in 1747. When a young man he removed 
from Rhode Island, where he was born, to 
/Xttleborough, Massachusetts. Jabez Pitcher, 
also of Attleborough, was a soldier in the rev- 
olution in the company of Captain Jabez Ellis 
on the Lexington alarm. William Pitcher re- 
moved from Attleborough to Stoddard, New 
Hampshire, according to the history of that 
town, in 1779, and cleared the farm since call- 
ed the Isaac Copeland place in Stoddard. Ac- 
cording to the L'nited States census of 1790 
his family included three males over sixteen 
years old. five under sixteen, and four 
females, probably being seven sons and three 
daughters. He died there in 1824 at the age 
of seventy- seven years. He was a soldier in 
the revolution at the alarm at Royalton in 
1780. and served twenty-five days. He may 



en the William Pitcher who in 1775 
dited with service in Captain Eldad 
s company. Colonel Samuel Williams's 
t, April 20, 1775, credited to North- 
d Warwick, Massachusetts. His son 
settled also in Stoddard, mentioned 

Samuel Pitcher, son of William Pit- 
), was born in Attleborough, Massa- 
, or Rhode Island, about 1775. His 
ad in Stoddard was on what is still 
as Pitcher Mountain. He followed 

for his occupation. He was a Demo- 
Dolitics and was active in town affairs, 
e was doubtless of Scotch-Irish ances- 
possibly also his mother, whose name 
lown. Children, born at Stoddard: 

Samuel Jr., Francis, Frederick, men- 
)elow ; Abigail. 

Frederick Pitcher, son of Samuel 

(3), was born in Stoddard, New 
lire. He was a member of the Uni- 
; church, and later of the Methodist 
al church. Fie settled on a farm in 
, Cheshire county. New Hampshire, 
» to a considerable extent a dealer in 
He was a Democrat in politics and 
rious positions of trust and honor in 
1. He married Clarissa (Towne) Sau- 

^ widow of Sautelle. She mar- 

st, Sautelle, who was killed in 

lent ; they had one child, also married 
ierce, and had two children. Children 
erick and Clarissa Pitcher: Velina, 
. Herbert F., mentioned below. 
Dr. Herbert F. Pitcher, son of Fred- 
tcher (4), was born in Stoddard, New 
lire, September 10, 1853. He was edu- 

the common schools and at Marlow 
y, and graduated in 1879 from the Uni- 
of Vermont at Burlington with the 
>f M. D. Subsequently he took a post- 
? course in the Electric Therapeutical 
of New York city. He is a charter 

of the Haverhill Medical Club, a 
member of the New England Electro- 
utical Society, a member of the Essex 
^fedical Society, Massachusetts Medi- 
ety, New Hampshire Medical Society 
fornia Medical Society. He began the 

of his profession at Milton, New 
ire, coming to his present field in the 

Haverhill, in 1883. He has been 
engaged in practice in Haverhill, ex- 
ing two years that he spent in Pasa- 
ilifomia, and he has acquired a very 
siness and stands among the foremost 

physicians of that section of the state. He 
has contributed regularly to various, medical 
journals and belongs to the American Medi- 
cal Editors' Association. He has made a 
specialty of electro-therapy and is a promi- 
nent member of the American Electro Thera- 
peutical Society, of which he was elected in 
1907. He is also a specialist in ear, nose and 
throat diseases and an examiner for the Uni- 
ted States and the Prudential Life Insurance 
Companies. He is consulting physician at the 
Hale Hospital, Haverhill. Dr. Pitcher is w^ell- 
known in Masonic circles. He belongs to 
Saggahew Lodge of Free Masons; Pentucket 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. He was for- 
merly member of Miltonia Lodge of Odd Fel- 
lows, of Milton, New Hampshire. Dr. Pit- 
cher is a member of the Congregational 
church. In politics he is a Republican, and a 
man of large influence in public affairs, though 
he has never held public office. He is promin- 
ent, not only as a physician in a professional 
way, but socially, and enjoys the personal 
friendship of a large number of people. 

Dr. Pitcher married, November 25, 1880, 
Nettie M. Sheldon, who was born in London- 
derry, New Hampshire, in October, 1858, 
daughter of David P. and Mary Sheldon. 
They have one child Karl H., born September 
6, 1885. ^ student in Dartmouth College, class 
of 1908. 

As early as 1637, Richard 
JORDAN Gibson, a clergyman of the 

Established Church of Eng- 
land, was settled on Richmond Island, in what 
is now the state of Maine. About the close 
of 1640, or early the following year, he re- 
moved to Portsmouth and is believed to have 
been the first minister at that place. Rev. 
Robert Jordan succeeded to the place made 
vacant by the departure of Mr. Gibson, and 
tradition has it that these two clergymen 
divided their Sunday ministrations between 
the Spurwink and Casco settlements and Saco, 
in Maine. 

(I) In these annals it is not assumed that 
the Rev. Robert Jordan was the ancestor of 
all of the persons of that name who afterward 
lived in New England, but that he was the an- 
cestor and progenitor of one of the strongest 
branches of the great Jordan family in Amer- 
ica there can be no doubt. Rev. Robert Jor- 
dan was a priest of the Church of England, 
and came to Maine in or about 1640. At that 
time he was twenty-nine years old. He is be- 
lieved to have emigrated in one of Mr. Tre- 



lawney's trading vessels to New England. In 
1641 he was one of the referees between Win- 
ter and Cleaves, and from this fact it is reason- 
ably argued that he had not then married Mn 
Winter's daughter. 

Edward Godfrey, the first settler of York, 
Maine, and for some time governor of the 
western part of the colony, and who was asso- 
ciated with Robert Jordan as magistrate, 
wrote a letter to the home government on 
March 14, 1660, and there speaks of him as 
having long experience in the country, **ec|ual 
with any in Boston. " He also mentions Mr. 
Jordan as **an orthodox devine of the Church 
of England and of great parts and estate, con- 
ceded by all to be an active and enterprising 
man. placed by education above the mass of 
the people with whom he connected himself.'* 

Although he was a man of superior educa- 
tion and possessed a considerable estate in 
lands and other property, with much influence 
among those of the planters who were of his 
own religious faith, his ministrations as a 
priest of the Episcopal church were not well 
received by many of the inhabitants, who 
found occasion to present an account of his 
ministrations to the colonial government, and 
thus it was that he was commanded to appear 
before the general court and make answer in 
respect to his alleged iniquitous ])ractices ; and 
he was charged to desist therefrom in future, 
under pain of punishment. But these things 
did net deter him in the performance of what 
he regarded as his manifest duty, and they 
ultimatclv led to the establishment and full 
recognition of the church, and also to a divi- 
sion of the colony and the creation of pro- 

The precise time in which Rev. Robert Jor- 
c'an came to America is not known, neither is 
the place of his birth in England known to 
his descendants, but he is believed to have 
come over in 1639, from Dorsetshire or Dev- 
onshire, in both of which ])laces the surname 
Jordan had many representatives at that time 
and for manv vears afterward. The name 
as here written exists in England, Ireland and 
Wales, and has been variously spelled Jor- 
daine. Jordayne, Jorden. Jordin and Jordan. 
The first Jordan who settled in Wales was of 
Anglo-Norman origin, one of the companions 
of Martine de Tours in the time of the con- 
(|ucst. A Robert Jordan married a Cokers in 
Bland ford, county of Dorset, and had Robert 
Jordan, who became a merchant in Melcomb, 
also of Dorsetshire, and who is supposed to 
have married into the T^itzpen or Phi[)pen 

family. Their coat-of-arms was nine daggers 
on a shield, with a lion rampant in the center. 
The arms of the Dorsetshire and Somerset- 
shire Jordans have on their shield a lion ram- 
pant, and the Wiltshire Jordan arms have a 
bent arm holding a dagger. From this simi- 
larity there can be little doubt of the kinship 
of these various Jordan families in Europe. 

Rev. Robert Jordan married, at Richmond 
Island, Sarah, only daughter of John Win- 
ter. On the death of Mr. Winter, in 1645, 
Mr. Jordan was appointed to administer the 
estate. By his marriage he became possessed 
of extensive tracts of land and was regarded 
as a wealthy man, **a source of influence," 
says one writer, *Svhich he failed not to exert 
in favor of his church and politics." He after- 
ward removed from the island to the mainland 
portion of his estate and occupied the planta- 
tion called Spurwink, a name which has since 
been retained. On account of his religious 
principles and declarations he was the object 
of suspicion and was believed by some of the 
inhabitants to entertain feelings of hostilit)* 
to the Puritan government of New England, 
but such was not the case. He was forbidden 
to marry or baptize any persons, but this in- 
junction he disregarded and in consequence 
was twice arrested and imprisoned in the jail 
at Boston, first in 1654 and again in 1663. 
For many years he held the office of magis- 
trate, or judge. During the second war with 
the Indians he was compelled to flee with his 
family, and so hurriedly that many of his val- ■ 
uable pai)ers were left behind to be destroyed 
by the savages. He went to Portsmouth in 
New Hampshire and took up his abode there, 
where he died in 1697, in his sixty-eighth year. 
Several years before his death he had lost the 
use of his hands, and was therefore unable to 
sign his will, which devised his estate to his 
wife and six sons. His widow, Sarah, sur- 
vived him and in 1686 was living at Newcastle 
in Portsmouth harbor. Children of Rev. Rob- 
ert and Sarah (Winter) Jordan: i. John, 
born at Falmouth, Maine; married, 1667, 
Elizabeth Styleman, of Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire. 2. Robert, born at Falmouth; 

married Eliza , of Portsmouth. 3. 

Dominicus. born at Falmouth ; see forward. 
4. Jedediah, born at Falmouth; died 1735. 5- 
Samuel, born at Falmouth, about 1660; died 
at Kittery, Maine, 1720. 6. Jeremiah, bom 
at Falmouth about 1663; married, about 1688, 

Katherine ; died 1729. Five of the six 

sons of Rev. Robert Jordan, all of them cx- 
ce[)t Samuel, were living at Spurwink in 169CX 



the year of the destruction of Falmouth by 
the Indians. They were compelled to find re- 
fuge elsewhere and for eight years the plan- 
tation at Spurwink was deserted; but in 1698 
they were among the first who returned to 
their old home lands to begin life anew. In 
1703, during the period of the earliest French 
and Indian wars, which began in 1702, the 
settlement at Spurwink was again attacked 
and twenty-two persons by the name of Jor- 
dan were either killed or carried away cap- 
tives by the Indians to Canada. 

(II) Dominicus Jordan, third child and 
son of Rev. Robert and Sarah (Winter) Jor- 
dan, was born at Spurwink (now Cape Eliz- 
abeth, Cumberland county, Maine) previous 
to 1665, and was killed by the Indians in an 
attack upon that place in 1703. In 1675, then 
being only a youth, he had left Spurwink 
with his father's family on account of the 
attack on the settlement during King Philip's 
war. and six years afterward he returned 
with his wife. It appears that he had pre- 
viously selected a piece of land and his father 
had promised that it should be his at the 
proper time. In 1679 his father died and 
under the will Dominicus came into pos- 
session, July I, 1679, of one thousand acres 
of land at Spurwink. He was a prominent 
man in the settlement and was one of the trus- 
tees to whom the town of Falmouth was deed- 
ed by President Dan forth. In 1678 he admin- 
istered the estate of Ralph Tristram. The 
second Indian w^ar again brought danger to 
the settlement, and in 1690, when Falmouth 
was devastated, Spurwink was deserted and 
remained unoccupied until the peace of 1698. 
Family tradition says that Dominicus Jordan 
was a man of large stature and of great 
strength and endurance; the gun used by him 
was more than six feet long, and it was the 
custom of the owner to keep the gun and 
ammunition close at hand all the time. The 
Indians feared him; in war he was their 
deadly enemy, but lived in friendly terms with 
them in time of peace. He was called "The 
Indian Killer.*' On the breaking out of hos- 
tilities in 1703 a party of Indians, appearing 
friendly, called on Mr. Jordan on August 10, 
to buy some goods. He did not suspect their 
treacherous design and was waiting on them, 
when one, who had watched the opportunity 
unnoticed, struck a hatchet into Mr. Jordan's 
head. Death soon followed. His wife and 
family of six children, and his youngest 
brother, Jeremiah, were made prisoners and 
led through the wilderness to Canada. All 

were finally restored, except a daughter who 
remained with her captors in Canada. 

In 168 1 Dominicus Jordan married Han- 
nah, daughter of Ralph Tristram, of Winter 
Harbor, now Riddeford, Maine. Ralph Tris- 
tram was made freeman in 1655, and may 
have settled at Biddeford several years prior 
to that (late. For many years he was a useful 
and worthy townsman, and died in 1678. His 
children were Samuel, Nathaniel, Benjamin, 
Rishamer, Rachel, Ruth, Freegrace, Hannah 
and David Tristram. Children of Dominicus 
and Hannah (Tristram) Jordan: i. Domini- 
cus, born 1683; died May 20, 1749. 2. Sam- 
uel, born 1684: see forward. 3. Mary Ann, 
born at Spurwink, 1687; August 10, 1703, 
the Indians murdered her father and carried 
her and the rest of the family to Canada. The 
others were redeemed, but she remained with 
her French masters, who changed her name 
to ''Arabelle." She is mentioned by Stoddard 
in his Journal, 171 3, as ** Arabella Jordan, at 
Trois Rivers." She never returned to her 
people, but claimed her share in her father's 
estate, receiving her part in 1761. 4. Eliza- 
beth, born at Spurwink, 1690; married, 1714, 
Captain Humphrey Scammon, born Kittery, 
May 10, 1677, and died at Saco, 1734; eight 
children. 5. Hannah, born at Spurwink, 1693 ; 
married Joseph Calef, of Boston, a tanner; 
two children. 6. Nathaniel, born 1696; died 


(Ill) Samuel Jordan, second son and child 
of Dominicus and Hannah (Tristram) Jor- 
dan, born 1684, died December 20, 1742. At 
the time of his father's death, Samuel was 
eighteen years old, and with his mother and 
all of her children he was carried to Canada 
by the Indians and held a prisoner there for 
seven years, six years by the Indians and one 
year by the French. He then made his escape 
with two other prisoners, who were aided by 
an Indian woman named Mary, who led them 
througl] the woods to Casco Bay. When they 
arrived at Falmouth, not being known, they 
were denied admittance untiF the generous 
"Mary" succeeded in making herself known to 
the men in the fort. After this Samuel is be- 
lieved to have spent some time with his uncles 
at Winter Harbor, and in 17 17 his name is 
found recorded there. He afterward opened 
a store there and for many years bis was the 
only place of business of its kind in the town. 
On account of his knowledge of the Indian 
language, acquired during his captivity, he 
was of great service to the government in the 
capacity of interpreter. After the treaty of 



1 717 he was engaged chiefly as interpreter and 
also acted as Indian agent for the government. 
In 1725 he was captain of a company of mili- 
tia. Captain Jordan was a man of great 
energ}^ and perseverance, prominent in town 
affairs and his own business, and in the Con- 
gregational church, of which he was a mem- 
ber. He was a farmer and merchant and 
lived at Winter Harbor, as then known, but 
now Biddeford. At the time of his death he 
was in business with his son Rishworth, and 
they were never known to sue or distress a 
debtor. At '^'ork, Maine, in 1718, Captain 
Samuel Jordan married Olive, daughter of 
James and Mary (Rishworth) Plaisted, of 
Brunswick, Maine, born May i, 1698, died 
1763. Children of Captain Samuel and Olive 
(IMaisted) Jordan: i. Rishworth, born 1719; 
see forward. 2. Olive, born 1722; married, 
1739, Rev. Ivory Hovey, born July 14, 1714, 
died November 4, 1803. He graduated from 
Harvard College 1735; was ordained minister 
October 29, 1740; studied medicine, and in 
1744 began practice at Mattapoiset, where he 
was principal physician until his dismission- in 
1765. He was afterward installed at Monu- 
ment Ponds, in Plymouth, where he passed 
the remainder of his life and preached until a 
few days before his death. 3. Sarah, born 
1724; died 1756; married, 1739, Rev. Samuel 
Hill, of Maiden, who graduated from Har- 
vard College, 1735, and was pastor of the 
First church in Marshfield, Massachusetts, 
1740-52. 4. Hannah, born 1726: married De- 
cember I, 1743, Rev. Moses Morrill, who 
graduated from Harvard College in 1737, and 
was settled at Biddeford in 1742; died Feb- 
ruary 9, 1778; twelve children. 5. Samuel, 
born 1729; died October 19, 1802; married 
Mercy Bourn. 6. Tristram, born May 13, 
1731 : died November i, 1821; married Han- 
nah Goodwin. 7. Mary, born 1733; died 
about 1760; married Philip Goldthwait, of 

(IV) Rishworth Jordan, eldest son of Cap- 
tain Samuel and Olive (Plaisted) Jordan, 
born 1 7 19, at Winter Harbor, Maine, died 
April 18. 1808. He was six feet in height, 
and broad shoulderecl, of light complexion, 
and ])ossessed a very strong, loud voice. His 
form was very erect until bowed by old age. 
He wore small clothes, a three-cornered hat 
and a wig. His home was in the lower part 
of the town of Winter Harbor (Biddeford). 
During the early years of the revolutionary 
war he was appointed judge of the court of 
common ])leas, of which he afterward became 

chief justice, and was universally esteemed 
for his able and upright discharge of the 
duties of that office. For more than half a 
century he took a prominent part in the 
affairs of the town and church, having been a 
member of the latter from early manhood. 
Judge Jordan married, in Kittery, 1742, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Colonel Timothy Gerrish, 
born 1720, died October 25, 1,794. Judge 
Rishworth and Abigail (Gerrish) Jordan had 
children: i. Olive, born 1744; married, 1765, 
Dr. Daniel Pierce, of Kittery. 2. Abigail, 
born 1746; died August 6, 1771 ; married, No- 
vember 3. 1768, William Vaughan. 3. Sarah, 
born 1748; married first, 1769, Captain Paul 
Junkins, of York ; second, Elisha Ayres, of 
Saco. 3. Mary, born 1750; died 1837; mar- 
ried May 19, 1772, Colonel Joseph, son of 
• Rev. Moses Morrill. 4. Samuel, born 1752; 
married first, January i, 1788, Mary Frost; 
second. Miss Huff ; was a soldier of the revo- 
lution. 5. Rishworth, born 1754; see forward. 

6. Jane, born 1756; died 1822; married, 1809, 
William Shannon, of Dover, New Hampshire. 

7. Joseph, born February 7, 1759; died March 
2, 1820; married Mary Leighton. 8. Eliza- 
beth, born 1762; married, 1784, Benjamin 
Mason, Jr., of York, Maine. 9. Ralph Tris- 
tram, born November 2, 1765; married Mary 

(V) Major Rishworth Jordan, second son 
of Judge Rishworth and Abigail (Gerrish) 
Jordan, born at Biddeford, Maine, 1754, died 
there October 23, 1843, having spent his entire 
life in that town. His old home is one and 
one-half miles from Saco Falls. He married, 
first, Sarah Forsyth, who died in 1786, aged 
thirty-five years; second, Sarah (Goodwin), 
wndow of Temple Hight, of Berwick. Maine. 
She died February 26, 1825. Children of 
Rishworth and Sarah (Fors)kh) Jordan: i. 
Rishworth. born in Biddeford. 1780; see for- 
ward. 2. Ichabod, born February 2, 1782; 
died August 7, 1874; married Betsey Nason. 
He carried on a country store many years, 
was prominent in town affairs, held various 
offices of trust, represented his town in the 
general court at Boston, and for many years 
w^as deputy sheriff of York county. 3. Tem- 
ple, born 1784: died 1803, unmarried. 4. 
Sarah Goodwin, born 1786; married William 
Hooper, of Saco: two children. 

(VI) Rishworth Jordan, eldest of the four 
children of Major Rishworth and Sarah 
(Forsyth) Jordan, born in Biddeford, Maine, 
1780. died in that town. 1858. He married, 
first, Lydia Gilpatrick; second, Harriet Mor- 



rill ; third, Elizabeth Peabody. All his chil- 
dren were born of his first marriage. He was 
a farmer and lived nearly all if not quite his 
entire Iffe at Biddeford. His children were: 
1. WiUiam Hight, born 1807; see forward. 2. 
Sally, born 1812; died 1854. 3. Mary, born 
1813; died 183 1 ; married E. K. Griffin of 
Biddeford. 4. Lydia, born 1816; married 
Enoch Dearing. 5. Catherine Morrill, born 
1829; married Hiram Johnston of Boston. 

(\TI) William Hight Jordan, eldest child 
and only son of Rishworth Jordan ai\d his first 
wife, Lydia Gilpatrick, was born in Biddeford, 
Maine, 1807, and died there, 1849. His busi- 
ness occupation was that of quarrying stone, 
at Rockport, Massachusetts, and his death at 
the age of forty- tw^o years was in part due to 
an accident which befell him while endeavor- 
ing to relieve one of his workmen upon whom 
a stone had rolled. However, he lived sevr 
eral years after this misfortune, married, and 
eventually died from natural causes. He mar- 
ried, at Rockport, January 22, 1844, Lydia 
Tarr, a descendant of one of the old families 
of Gloucester and of whom mention will be 
found in these annals. .After the death of her 
husband, Lydia Tarr Jordan married again. 
William Hight and Lydia (Tarr) Jordan had 
children: i. William Hight Jordan; see for- 
ward. 2. Mary Sylvester Jordan, born 
December 25, 1847; ^^^^ Siged about six 

(\TII) William Hight Jordan, only sur- 
viving child of William Hight Jordan and his 
wife Lydia Tarr, and a descendant of the 
eighth generation of Rev. Robert Jordan and 
Sarah Winter his wife, was born in Rock- 
I>ort, Massachusetts, October 30, 1845, ^"^ 
has spent his entire business life in Essex 
county, always at Gloucester, where for many 
years he has been actively identified with bus- 
iness pursuits. As a boy he attended the 
Gloucester public schools, later during a part 
of one year was a student at Atkinson Acad- 
emy, and in the winter of 1861-62 he took a 
business course at Comer's Commercial 
School in Boston. In April, 1862, he enlisted 
as a private in Company G, Eighth Massachu- 
setts Volunteer Militia, which regiment in 
July of the same year was mustered into the 
United States service for nine months as the 
Eighth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. 
The regiment continued in service a few days 
less than one year, then returned home and 
was mustered out, still retaining its militia 
character. In 1864, on President Lincoln's 
call for troops for one hundred days, the reg- 

iment was again mustered into service for that 

In April, 1865, Mr. Jordan began his busi- 
ness career as bookkeeper for Rowe & Smith, 
of Gloucester, fish merchants and vessel 
owners, and continued with that firm until it 
was dissolved, December 31, 1867, and was 
succeeded by the new firm of Rowe & Jordan, 
of which William H. Jordan was the junior 
member. In July, 1887, Mr. Rowe died, and 
soon afterward the surviving partner pur- 
chased the estate's interest in the firm and 
continued the business as sole proprietor 
under the style of Wm. H. Jordan, producer 
and curer of fish, until February, 1900, when 
he changed somewhat the character of the 
business and became a jobber and distributor 
of fish to the trade in general. In March of 
the same year Mr. Jordan was appointed col- 
lector of the port of Gloucester, and in Janu- 
ary, 1903, he admitted as his partner in the 
shipping business Orlando Merchant, the style 
of the firm being Wm. H. Jordan & Co., as 
since known in trade circles throughout the 

When he became collector of customs at 
Gloucester Mr. Jordan disposed of his fleet 
of fishing vessels, which at one time was one 
of the most valuable fleets sailing out of the 
harbor at Gloucester. And besides his exten- 
sive operations as a producer, curer and ship- 
per of fish, which now have extended over a 
period of forty years, Mr. Jordan has been 
closely identified with the business institutions 
of Gloucester. For about twenty years he was 
a director of the old Atlantic Halibut Com- 
pany, and about the same length of time a 
director of the Gloucester Mutual Fisherman's 
Insurance Company ; a director and vice-pres- 
ident of the City National Bank for about 
eighteen years ; director of the Gloucester 
National Rank about twelve years, four or 
five years its vice-president, and president since 
January i, 1907. 

But Mr. Jordan's interest in Gloucester in- 
stitutions has not been confined exclusively to 
those of a purely business character, and his 
time and energies have not been directed solely 
to the advancement of personal ends. He is 
known as a liberal, public spirited citizen, who 
appreciates the importance of his home city 
from every point of view and is willing to con- 
tribute his share to the public welfare. For 
many years, covering several diflPerent occa- 
sions of public celebration, he has taken an 
active part in preparing for events of that 
character. He was president of the associa- 



tion formed to celebrate the two hundred and 
fiftieth anniversary of the settlement and 
founding of Gloucester (1623-1892) and was 
chief marshal of the parade on that occasion. 
In 1896 he was elected by the veterans of 
1861-65 major of the McKinley and Hobart 
Battalion, composed exclusively of veterans of 
the civil war, and three time he has served as 
colonel on the staff of the Commander-in- 
Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. 
He has been chairman of the board of park 
commissioners of Gloucester since the organ- 
ization of the commission, a member of the 
school board of Gloucester about twenty- 
seven years, president of the Gloucester Elec- 
tric Company since its organization about 
twelve years ago, and now is a member of 
the board of trustees of the Sawvcr Free Li- 
brary and a member of the board of directors 
of the same institution. 

January 6, 1870, William H. Jordan mar- 
ried Harriet Ellen Worcester, of Hoi lis. New 
Hampshire, born July 14, 1845. Two children 
were born of this marriage : i. Alice Cary Jor- 
dan, born in Gloucester. November 22, 1870: 
married. June 14, 1900, Robert T. Babson, 
formerly of Gloucester, now of Brookline, 
Massachusetts: has two children — Harriet 
Worcester Babson. born in Brookline, April 
18, 1901 : and William Babson ('2d), born in 
Brookline, July 24, 1904. 2. Annie Mans- 
field Jordan, born in Gloucester, April 17, 
1872. died May 13, 1907. 

Captain Loren Benjamin Nauss 
XAl^SS probably was the first represen- 
tative of his family name in 
Gloucester. The period of his life there was 
something like thirty years. He was brought 
up to a seafaring life, as were several of his 
ancestors before him and others of the same 
family. About 1869 or '70 he came to Cape 
Aim. evidently to engage in the fisheries for 
which Gloucester has long been famous, with 
the ho])e of improving his condition as hun- 
dreds of others had done. After he took 
command of the first vessel he sailed out of 
Gloucester harbor for the banks of Newfound- 
land, and he did succeed in bettering his con- 
dition in every way during the twenty years 
he followed the fisheries, and then quit the 
sea for mercantile pursuits, engaging in a 
business in which he had no previous experi- 
ence and which had no relation whatever to 
any business in which he ever before engaged : 
but he made a splendid success of his enter- 
prise, for he was a capable, level-headed and 

straightforward man, and with the small capi- 
tal he had to invest in 1890 he made a com- 
fortable fortune in the next ten years; made 
it by good management and square .dealing, 
and he deserved the reward he gained. 

Captain Nauss was born about 1849, '" 
Chester, Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia, and 
was a son of Benjamin Nauss, who probably 
was born in Chester, and a descendant of 
Scotch ancestors, although the family name 
has been known in the province for several 
generations and still has many representatives 
there. There is a tradition which runs to the 
effect that the Nausses were once seated in 
the states, in southern Pennsylvania, the Vir- 
ginias and perhaps still farther south, and 
that about the beginning or a short time pre- 
vious to the revolution they came into New 
England, and thence crossed over to Nova 
Scotia. How much importance is to be at- 
tached to this tradition is questionable, for the 
.\mcrican genealogical references make no 
account of the family, and the name itself is 
.rarely found in any published records in the 
New England states. Still, by intermarriage, 
the Nausses, at least those of the family here 
considered, became connected with some of 
the old colonial families of New England. 
Maine ai)pears to be the locality from whidi 
came several of the families allied to the 
Nauss surname by marriages. 

licnjamin Nauss, father of Captain Nauss, 
was a fisherman and is supposed to have spent 
\\\o<si of his life in Lunenburg county. He mar- 
ried Sarah Mosier, perhaps written Mosher, 
either being correct. Although she is under- 
stood to have been a Nova Scotian. she came 
of an old Maine family whose name appears 
in published records in the various forms of 
Mosier, -Moshier, Mosher, Mozier, Mozear 
and Mozhear. but Mosier is the form in which 
the name a])pears most frequently. The 
Mosiers were in Falmouth, Maine, as earlv as 
1640, when Hugh Mo,sier and Thomas Wise 
bought a considerable tract of land extending 
from Tukey's bridge in Deering to Martin's 
point. Mosier soon afterward abandoned his 
purchase and went farther down the bay and 
died there, leaving two sons, James and John. 
These brothers occupied the islands, now in 
the town of Free])ort, which were called after 
them the great and little -^Tosiers, but which 
in more recent years have been know^n as 
Moges. Benjamin and Sarah (Mosier) 
Nauss had several children, among whom were 
Loren Benjamin, James Oscar, Calvin S., 
Emma E. and John Addison, all of whom 



eventually came to live in New England, as 
also (lid their parents. James Oscar Nauss 
was a blacksmith by trade and after living for 
a time in Massachusetts he returned to Nova 
Scotia and was first a fisherman and after- 
ward a farmer. Calvin S. Nauss lived for a 
time in \\'altham and afterward in Boston, 
where he died. He was a good fisherman, and 
in Waltham proved to be an excellent watch- 
maker, but a roving disposition prevented him 
from making a success of life. Emma E. 
Nauss married John E. Gorman and lives in 
Somerville, Massachusetts. John Addison 
Nauss followed the fisheries in Gloucester for 
several years and afterward moved to \\'^alt- 
ham, where he met accidental death. 

Captain Loren Benjamin Nauss came from 
Nova Scotia to Gloucester, Massachusetts, 
about the year 1869, and at once went into the 
fisheries. He had been brought up to the 
sea, engaged in the coastwise and West Indies 
trade, and when nineteen years old was master 
of a vessel. For several years he sailed out 
of Gloucester as skipper of fishing vessels 
owned by persons other than himself, but as 
soon as he could command the means he 
l)oiight an interest in the vessels he sailed and 
thus earned both a captain's share in the catch 
as well as a part owner's profits. He became 
half owner of the "Moro Castle" and sailed 
her many trips to the banks, later had a share 
in, and was* captain of the ''George S. Bout- 
well," and still later owned a half interest in 
the "Belle A. Nauss," named in allusion to 
his own daughter. This schooner was lost at 
sea May 30, 1890, and while this was his only 
serious accident during twenty years of sea 
life. Captain Nauss sold out his interests in 
the fisheries to engage in other pursuits. On 
June 9. 1890. ten days after the loss of the 
** Belle A. Nauss," Captain Nauss bought out 
the lumber yard formerly owned by Swett & 
Company and as sole proprietor continued the 
business with gratifying success until Febru- 
ary I, 1896, when he took as partners his 
sons, Charles S. and Loren H. Nauss, and 
began operations on a larger scale than be- 
fore, under the firm name L. B. Nauss & 
Sons. On April 20, 1898, the firm's business 
was still further increased by the purchase of 
the Fitz J. Babson lumber yard, stock and 
good will, and by this acquisition the firm 
became by far the largest in its line on Cape 
Ann. This prestige never has been lost; on 
the contrary, since the death of the senior 
partner, and particularly since February i, 
1902, when Charles S. and Loren H. Nauss 

became proprietors, the business of the firm 
has increased from fifty to seventy-five per 
cent, more than ever before. 

Captain Nauss died in Gloucester, October 
4, 1901. About seventeen weeks previous to 
his death he suffered a severe attack of rheu- 
matism and this was followed* by an attack of 
paralysis which resulted in his death. In busi- 
ness circles in Gloucester his death was re- 
garded as a public loss, not because Captain 
Xauss was a public character in a political 
sense, but a business man of unquestioned in- 
tegrity, remarkably successful in his own en- 
deavors and one whose influence was always 
for the public good and whose interest in the 
welfare of the city and its institutions was as 
unselfish as it was earnest, and generous. 
Politically he was a strong Republican, but 
he never held office and never wanted it. In 
religious preference he was a Baptist and he 
was brought uj) strictly under that influence. 
He was a member and at one time president 
of the Master Mariners' Association of Glou- 
cester, a Templar Mason and also a member 
of the subordinate bodies of that order. Cap- 
tain Nauss married, in 1869, Annie Weir, who 
survives him. She was born in St. Johns, 
Newfoundland, daughter of Richard and 
Mary E. (Harding) Weir. 

The family of Weir is one of ancient and 
good standing in Scotland, and the name is 
said to have been written originally Vere. In 
colonial days in New England there were per- 
sons who wrote their names Weare, Weir, 
\\'eyer, Wier, Wire and Wyer, all probably 
variations of the same original form and 
sr)me of them undoubtedly belonging to the 
same general family. The first representative 
of the name in New England of which we 
have any account was Robert Wyer, of Bos- 
ton, 1646. A Peter Weare died in 'Newbury 
in 1653. and another Peter, whose name is 
foun'l in almost everv of the above mentioned 
forms of spelling, was made freeman in 1656 
and was prominently associated with the 
events of early history in Kittery and York 
in the province of Maine. The Hardings (the 
mother of Captain Nauss' wife was a Hard- 
ing) went to Maine froiVi Barnstable, Cape 
Cod, and several families of that name were 
earlv settlers there. 

Captain Loren Benjamin and Annie (Weir) 
Nauss had children: i. Charles S., born in 
Gloucester. January 20, 1871 : was educated 
in the public and high schools of that city, 
and in the Massachusetts Agricultural College 
at Amherst. After completing two years of 



his course at college he left to take charge of 
certain duties in connection with the manage- 
ment of his father's business, and he has been 
an important factor in the success of that 
business from that time to the present. On 
April 23, 1897,. he married Fanny Elizabeth 
Furfrey, of Beverly. 2. Isabelle Augusta, 
born in Gloucester, November 5, 1873, ^^^' 
ried John Andrew, electrical contractor of 
Gloucester. 3. Loren Harding, see forward. 
Loren Harding Nauss, youngest child and 
son of Captain I^oren Benjamin and Annie 
(Weir) Nauss, was born in Gloucester, April 
3, 1875. He was educated in the (jloucester 
public and high schools and later took a prac- 
tical business course in the Bryant & Stratton 
Business College, Boston. He left the high 
j^^chool in 1890 and went to work in the office 
of the city engineer of Gloucester, remained 
there a few months and then began work for 
his father, driving team and doing whatever 
was asked of him for the next three years, 
until 1893, when he started on his business 
course in Boston. This course was finished 
in 1894, upon which he returned to his father's 
office, worked there as clerk until February i, 
1896, and then with his brother Charles S. 
became partner in the firm of L. B. Nauss & 
Sons, as is fully mentioned in a preceding 
paragraph. Mr. Nauss has been a director of 
the City National Bank of Gloucester since 
1902, and also is a director of the Young 
Men's Christian Association of Gloucester, 
the Gloucester Fresh Fish Company and of 
the Massachusetts Retail Lumber Dealers' As- 
sociation. He married, December 15, 1897, 
Grace Smith, daughter of Ariel (now dead) 
and Marie D. (Roberts) Smith, the latter a 
daughter of John Roberts, of Vinal Haven, 
Maine. Mr. and Mrs. Nauss have children: 
Dorothy, born July 8, 1899. Robert Weir and 
Rachel, twins, born July 21, 1902. Richard 
Harding, born April 11, 1904. 

For something more than 
ROBINSON half a century the descend- 
ants of Abraham Robinson, 
who was one of the founders of the first col- 
ony on Cape Ann, have been engaged in a 
faithful endeavor to discover record evidence 
of the relationship of Abraham with the Rev. 
John Robinson, of Amsterdam and Leyden in 
Holland, the faithful pastor of the congrega- 
tion of Puritans who after a .sojourn in that 
country found at last a safe refuge at Ply- 
mouth in New England. 

There are many circumstances of the early 

Robinson life which tend to confirm the be- 
lief that Abraham was the son of Rev. John, 
and there is nothing which tends to a diflFerent 
opinion ; but from the fact that there does not 
appear to have been preserved any record of 
the birth of Abraham as one of the sons of 
Rev. John, or of his immigration to New Eng- 
land with the pastor's widow and other sons, 
John and Isaac, as some writers have asserted, 
the descendants of Abraham never have felt 
quite sure of the relation, although there is 
little doubt of the fact. The researches of the 
most recent investigators give no new positive 
light on the subject, and the relation of Rev. 
John and Abraham Robinson still remains a 
family tradition, just as it has been for more 
than two hundred years. 

Tradition has it, says Will A. Robinson, of 
Gloucester, in a paper presented at the gath- 
ering of "The Robinsons and their Kin Folk" 
in 1906, "that after the death of Rev. John 
Robinson his widow with two sons, Abraham 
and Isaac, came to America; and further: 
The Leyden records of the year 1622 give the 
family of Rev. John Robinson as follows: 
Wife, Bridgett, or Brigetta, White; children: 
John, born 1606: Bridgett, 1608; Isaac, 1610; 
Mercy, 1612: Favor, 1614; Jacob, 1621, Feb- 
ruary 17. 

"From this record," says the same writer, "it 
will be seen that the sons were given Bible 
names — John, Isaac and Jacob. The first 
daughter was named Bridget, for the mother, 
and John was probably named for the father. 
The suggestivencss of this naming must be 
apparent, so the query naturally arises, if an 
Isaac and a Jacob, why not an Abraham pre- 
ceding these? H there are any cases in the 
record of the genealogy of the Robinson fam- 
ily where the son Isaac was not preceded by 
Abraham, they are the exceptions and not the 
rule. The fact also that the name Jacob is 
not so frequently used lends strength to our 
supposition that, where Isaac was followed by 
Jacob, he was without doubt preceded by an 
Abraham, in token of patriarchal succession. 
According to the record John was born in 
1606, or when his father was thirty-one years 
old. .Xn older son may have preceded John 
named Abraham, or a second son may have 
been born to whom was given this name. In 
the Leyden records we have only the year of 
birth given, not the month and day: thus John 
may have been born in the first part of 1606 
and Bridget in the last part of 1608, or nearly 
three years apart, which would allow for the 
birth of a second son between. It is quite 



possible that there was an older son named 
Abraham, who mav have been absent from 
home when the census was taken in Leydcn in 
1622: for the Levden record was a census rec- 
ord. and not a record made at a birth." 

The theory of the relation of Rev. John and 
Abraham Robinson advanced in the article 
above quoted is well based and in accord with 
the ancient traditions of the family, even from 
Abraham's time ; but the chronicles of various 
writers and genealogists are not fully agreed 
in respect to the immigration of the family. 
In an article read before the Robinson Asso- 
ciation in 1900 Charles E. Robinson said: 
"Isaac Robinson, at the age of twenty-one, 
came over from England in the ship *Lyon/ 
in 1631. for Massachusetts. He was the son 
of the Rev. John Robinson, of Leyden, and 
the ancestor of all of the Robinsons in Amer- 
ica, who are descendants of the Rev. John, as 
there is no evidence that his widow and other 
chihlrcn ever came over to this country, as 
has been claimed by several writers." 

At the same meeting Rev. Dr. Robinson 
read a paper in which he said that "of the six 
children of John Robinson, two sons, John 
and Isaac., are known to have come to Ply- 
mouth. Mass., in 1630." One of the most im- 
portant chronicles bearing on that point in 
question is that written by Rebecca Webber, 
wife of Samuel Webber, who was president of 
Harvard College from 1806 to 18 10, entitled 
"Descendants of Rev. John Robinson," in 
which it is stated : "When the Pilgrim Fathers 
of Xew England left Holland to seek an asy- 
lum in America, where they might enjoy 
liberty of conscience, they left behind them 
their venerable pastor, the Rev. John Robin- 
son, who promised to join them next year, 
but was prevented by death from fulfilling his 

"About two years after the landing of the 
Pilgrims they were followed by Mr. Robin- 
son's widow and two*sons. These continued 
in the colony at Plymouth till the year 1626. 
Early in the spring of that year one of the 
sons, with several other persons, left Ply- 
mouth to explore the bay in order to find a 
suitable place for a fishing station. Th^y 
landed at Agassquam, since called Cape Ann 
where, finding a commodious harbor and 
plenty of building material they concluded to 
set up a fishing stage there, make preparations 
for removing their families from the other 
side of the bay, and establish a permanent 
"Settlement at that place." 

In speaking of the first settlement on Cape 

.\nn, Pabsoh's "Gloucester" says "it is said 
that these men, led by a son of Rev. John Rob- 
inson, landed at Agassquam," etc. This son 
was Abraham Robinson, the progenitor of the 
Gloucester and Cape Ann Robinsons, of 
whom it is the purpose of this narrative to 

Of the early life and ancestry of Rev. John 
Robinson, of Amsterdam and Leyden, little 
is known except that he was the spiritual head 
and leader of the persecuted band of Pilgrims 
who found temporary freedom in Holland and 
ultimately embarked for America and planted 
their famous colony at historic Plymouth 
Rock. Throughout the remaining few years 
of his life the pastor kept himself in commun- 
ication with those of his congregation who 
had come to America and while it is known 
to have been his purpose to follow them 
there he was kept at Leyden until death over- 
took him. He was born 1575 and died March 
I. 1625. His wife, was Bridgetta White, by 
whom according to the Leyden census, which 
recorded the names of only those of his chil- 
dren who in 1622 comprised his home family, 
he had six chiklren, tlic name and year of 
birth of each of whom is given in a preced- 
ing paragraph. 

In these annals it is not asserted that Abra- 
ham Robinson, the progenitor of the Cape 
Ann family of that surname, was a member 
of Rev. Tohn Robinson's household in 1622, 
but it is most confidently believed that he was 
his son and must have been living elsewhere 
at that time; and in view of all the circum- 
stances which have been set forth in preced- 
ing paragraphs it is fair to assume that Abra- 
ham was in fact the son of the Rev. John, 
but insomuch as genealogical accuracy will not 
permit such an assumption this family account 
must begin with Abraham Robinson in the 
first generation. 

(I) Whatever his parentage, ancestry or 
place of birth, Abraham Robinson who led 
that party of colonists from Plymouth to Cape 
Ann in the year 163 1 and there planted a set- 
tlement, must have been a man of strong char- 
acter and great determination, worthy of the 
distinguished parentage ascribed to him and 
worthy of the admiration of his descendants 
in all generations since his time. The year of 
his birth being unknown there appears to be 
no means by which to determine the span of 
his life, but he died February 23, 1645, after 
having lived on the cape about fourteen years. 
The name of his wife was Mary, but little 
else is known of her except that she died April 



17, 1690, having borne her husband one son, 
Abraham, who was a year old at the time of 
his father's death; and that after the death of 
her first husband Mary married, July 15, 
1646, William Brown, who died in 1662, and 
later she became the wife of Henry Walker, 
who survived her and died August 20, 1693. . 
(II) Abraham Robinson, son of Abraham 
and Mary Robinson, who was born in 1644, 
is said to have been the first child of English 
parents born on Cape Ahn ; and according to 
family tradition he lived to attain the remark- 
able age of one hundred and two years. He 
was living in 1730, eighty-five years after the 
death of his father. In making mention of 
him Babson's "Gloucester" savs that on com- 
ing to maturity he "received several lots of 
land bequeathed to him by his stepfather 
Brown, and in 1668 grants at Eastern Point, 
where he fixed his residence and lived to a 
great age." * * * "From the mention made 
of him in his stepfather's will, the date of his 
land grants and the time of his marriage, it 
may be reasonably inferred that he was in 
early childhood at the time of that event : and 
that, if he lived to be a centenarian, his death 
must have occurred about 1740. Family tra- 
dition has preserved the memory of an ancient 
silver vessel once in his possession, which is 
said to have beep used by his celebrated an- 
cestor on baptismal occasions.'' Abraham 
Robinson married, July 7, 1668, Mary Ilar- 
randaine, born in 1649, died September 28, 
1725, aged seventy-six years. She was a 
daughter of Edward and Sarah Harrandaine. 
Edward Harrandaine (Babson's "Gloucester" 
gives the name as Ilaraden) came from Ips- 
wich, and in 1657 bought of Robert Dutch a 
house, barn and land in Gloucester. Part of 
this property was on Planter's Neck, where 
Dutch had a fishing stage. Harrandaine 
added to his possessions at this place by sub- 
sequent purchases and appears to have been 
the first permanent settler in that part of the 
town. The place of his residence and business 
was undoubtedly at Squam Point. He died 
May 17. 1683, leaving an estate of two hun- 
dred and eighty-five pounds. His wife Sarah 
died March 4. 1 691. Abraham and Mary 
(Harrandaine) Robinson had children: i. 
Mary, born August 20. 1669, married John 
Elwell. 2. Sarah. September 17, 1671, mar- 
ried, June 30, 1(390, John Butman. 3. Eliza- 
beth, September 12, 1673, married, December, 
1695, Timothy Somes Jr. 4. Abigail. Janu- 
ary 4, 1675. died July 13, 1720: married. Jan- 
ary 10, 1700, Joseph York. 5. Abraham, 

October 15, 1677, see forward. 6. Andrew, 
October 2, 1679, married, December 7, 1704, 
Rebecca Ingersoll. 7. Stephen, December 9, 
1681, married, first, November 25, 1703, Sarah 
Smith, born 1683, died October 15, 1720; 
married, second, Elizabeth Ingersoll. 8. Ann, 
April 12, 1684, married Samuel Davis. 9. 
Dorcas, July 2Ty 1686, married, August 21, 
1707, Jonathan* Stan wood. 10. Deborah, 
October 12, 1688, married, June 16, 1707, 
John Stanwood. 11. Hannah, born January 
2y, 1691, died unmarried, August 13. 1717. 
12. Jane, October 13, 1693, married, April 4, 

1720, John Williams. 

(III) Abraham Robinson, fifth child and 
eldest son of Abraham and Mary (Harran- 
daine) Robinson, was born on Cape Ann. 
October 15, 1677, and died there December 
28. 1724 (on^ authority gives the date of his 
death as November 25, 1724). He was one 
of the earliest settlers on the north side of 
the cape, and in 1706 had a grant of four 
acres of land on the southwest side of the 
brook running into Plum cove. In 1710 he 
and his brother-in-law, Joseph York, had a 
grant of land "to try whale's oyle on." To 
what extent he carried on the whale fishery 
is not known, but the inventory of his estate 
showed that he possessed some implements 
used in the business. He married, first, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1703, Sarah York, daughter of Sam- 
uel York, born 1645, died March 18, 1718, 
and his wife Hannah, born 1654, died Novem- 
ber 28, 1724. Married, second, February 14, 

1 72 1, Ann Harvey. By his first wife he had 
eight children and three by his second wife: 

I. Abraham, born February 4, 1704, married, 
November 28, 1728, Lydia Day. 2. Isaac, 
August 4. 1705, died August 10, 1705. 3. 
Samuel, September 15, 1706, died 1708; mar- 
ried, February, 1728, Elizabeth Littlefield. 4. 
Sarah. January 26, 1709. married a Sawyer. 
5. Andrew. November 16, 1710, married Jan- 
uary I, 1726, Martha Gardner. 6. Mary, Jan- 
uary 22, 171 3. 7. John, December 31, 1714 
8. Jonathan. January 14. 1717. 9. Hannah, 
December 8. 1721. 10. David, May 12, 1723. 

II. Abigail. February 21, 1725. 

(IV) Andrew Robinson, fifth child and 
fourth son of Abraham and Sarah (York) 
Robinson, was born on Cape Ann, November 
16. 1 710. He was sometimes known as An- 
drew Robinson Jr., and also as Andrew 2d, 
the latter being more correct, for the elder 
Andrew was his father's brother. He mar- 
ried. January i, 1736. Martha Gardner, bom 
November 5, 1713, daughter of Joseph Gard- 



ner, born October 23, 1672, whose father, 
James Gardner, married, June 19, 1661, Eliz- 
abeth \'inson. born May 16, 16 — , died March 

4, 1684, a daughter of William and Sarah 
\'inson, or Vinsonne. Andrew and Martha 
(Gardner) Robinson had children: i. An- 
drew, born March 3, 1738, died young. 2. 
Andrew, November 9, 1739. 3. Jonathan, 
April 21, 1742, see forward. 4. Henry, March 
^« 1745- 5- John? November 12, 1748. 6. 
Martha, April 19, 1750. 

(\') Jonathan Robinson, third child and 
son of Andrew and Martha (Gardner) Rob- 
inson, born on Cape Ann, April 21, 1742, 
died there January 30, 182 1. He married, 
January 10, 1765, Anna Batting, born July, 
1744, youngest child of Abraham and Ann 
(El well) Batting, and by whom he had seven 
children. For his second wife he married, 
July 26, 1795, Mrs. Sarah Batten, widow of 
Roland Batten. The children of Jonathan and 
Anna (Batting) Robinson were as follows: 
1. Jonathan, born October 18, 1765, died July 
8. 1842; married, October 18, 1790, Lydia 
Ring, and by her had three children. 2. An- 
drew, September 6, 1767, died September 27, 
1809, in the West Indies; married, December 
I, 1792, Sally Grant, and had one child, Henry 
G. Robinson, who married Mrs. Sally Doyle. 
3. Anna, December 13, 1770. 4. Martha, 
called Patty, December 25, 1771, died March 
8. 1847; married, first. May 3, 1794, William 
Trask; second, December 18, 1798, Samuel 
Elwell ; third, Charles Smith. 5. Nancy, May 
19, 1777, died February 20, 1828 ; married, May 
13, 1797, Charles Smith and by him had seven 
children. 6. John, July 10, 1784, see forward. 
7. Susan, October 4, 1789, died December 31, 
1886 ; married a Mr. Stevens and had one son, 
Henry R. Stevens. 

(VI) John Robinson, sixth child of Jona- 
than and Anna (Batting) Robinson, born on 
Cape Ann, July 10, 1784, died in the West 
Indies, September 27, 1809. He married, De- 
cember 21, 1802, Sally Riggs, who according 
to the family record was baptized September 

5, 1773, and died October 26, 1858. She was 
a daughter of Joseph Riggs, born March 25, 
1747, and married, November 23, 1772, Sarah 
Smith. Joseph Riggs was a son of Joseph 
Riggs, born September 26, 171 3, and married, 
October 25, 1738, Priscilla Allen. Joseph 
Riggs was a son of Andrew Riggs, born Jan- 
uary 8, 1681, and married, January 20, 1704, 
Mary Richardson. Andrew Riggs was a son 
of Thomas Riggs Jr., born December 7, 1666, 
died in August, 1756, and married, November 

22, 1687, A"" Wheeler, born 1632, died Sep- 
tember 28, 1723. Thomas Riggs Jr., was a 
son of Thomas Riggs, born 1632, died Feb- 
ruary 26, 1722, and who married, June 7, 
1658, Mary Millctt, born 1640, died January 

23, 1695, and who was a daughter of Thomas 
and Sarah (Leach) Millett. Two children 
were born to John and Sally (Riggs) Robin- 
son: I. Ann, who became the wife of Will- 
iam Hayden and had by him three children : 
\\'illiam Henry, George D. and Charles Albert. 
2. John, born April 4, 1806, see forward. 

(VII) John Robinson, youngest of the two 
children of John and Sarah (Riggs) Robin- 
son, born in Gloucester. April 4, 1806, died 
there August 18, 1892. He was a shoemaker 
by trade and later a school teacher. Leaving 
Gloucester he removed with his family to 
Manchester, Massachusetts, where he work- 
ed at his trade of shoemaking. When about 
forty-four years old he went to Alton, Illinois, 
taught school there several years and in 1875 
after the death of his wife, returned to Glouces- 
ter to pass the remaining years of his life. 
He was a man of excellent education and 
character, a consistent member of the Baptist 
church, and in politics originally a Whig and 
afterward a Republican. On April 8, 1830, 
Mr. Robinson married Sarah Lufkin Inger- 
soll, born in Gloucester, January 26, 1807, 
died in Alton, Illinois, September i, 1875, 
daughter of David Smith Ingersoll, baptized 
May 13, 1774, married, February 5, 1803, 
Sally Butler, born 1775, died September 26, 
1849. David Smith Ingersoll was a son of 
John Sargent Ingersoll, born July 6, 175 1, 
married, November 22, 1772, Lydia Smith, 
daughter of David and Sarah (Eveleth) 
Smith. John Sargent Ingersoll was a son of 
Josiah Ingersoll Jr., born July 21, 1716, died 
January 13, 1789, married, April 11, 1740, 
Bathia Sargent, born June 18, 1724. Josiah 
Ingersoll Jr., was a son of Josiah Ingersoll, 
baptized June 10, 1694, and married, Decem- 
ber 30, 171 2, Mary Stevens, born February 2, 
1694. Josiah Ingersoll was a son of Samuel 
Ingersoll, who was born about 1646, and 
whose wife's name was Judith. Samuel and 
Judith Ingersoll had eight children, among 
whom was a daughter Rebecca, who married 
Captain Andrew Robinson. Samuel Inger- 
soirs father was George Ingersoll. John and 
Sarah Lufkin (Ingersoll) Robinson had chil- 
dren: *i. John Smith, born April 26, 1831, 
enlisted in the Seventh Illinois Volunteer In- 
fantry, and died in a hospital during the war 
of 1861-65. 2. Sarah Ann, January i, 1832, 



married Sylvester Lowe, died 1887. 3. Mary 
Eliza, December 31, 1834. 4. William Lam- 
son, September 5, 1837, married Georgiana P. 
Rowe. 5. Lydia, 1842, died January 21, 1843. 
6. David Ingersoll, October 6, 1844, now 
county treasurer of Essex county, Massachu- 

(VIII) David Ingersoll Robinson, young- 
est child and son of John and Sarah Lufkin 
(Ingersoll) Robinson, was born in Manches- 
ter, Massachusetts, and is the only one of the 
descendants of Abraham Robinson in a direct 
line to himself who was not born on Cape 
Ann. At the time of his birth his father was 
working at his trade of shoemaking and 
teaching a singing school in Manchester, and 
when the latter removed to Illinois David 
accompanied the family to Alton, where he 
was educated and where for a time he 
too was a public ' school teacher. In May, 
1864, he enlisted as a private in Company D, 
One Hundred and Thirty-third Illinois Vol- 
unteer Infantry, and soon afterward was 
transferred to Company H, of the same regi- 
ment. His enlistment was for a term of one 
hundred days, but he was in service from May 
until the latter part of September. He again 
re-enlisted and received appointment as lieu- 
tenant, but on account of severe illness he was 
prevented from being again mustered into the 
service. From that time until the close of the 
war he was clerk in the office of the provost 
marshal of the district and afterward for a 
time engaged in mercantile pursuits, but in 
1868 he returned to Gloucester, where until 
the present time, about forty years, he has 
been actively identified with the business and 
political history of the city and of Essex 

Soon after returning to Gloucester Mr. 
Robinson engaged in the fisheries and still is 
identified w^ith that leading industry of the 
citv. He has been treasurer of the American 
Halibut Company since its organization as the 
Atlantic Halibut Company. For five years he 
was president of the Gloucester Fishermen's 
Institute, and now is its treasurer, and he also 
is a director of the City National Bank of 
Gloucester. Since attaining his majority he 
has taken an earnest interest in public affairs 
and for many years has been recognized as 
one of the staunch Republicans of Essex 
county. He was president of the city council 
during the mayoralty term of Dr. Joseph Gar- 
land. He was elected mayor of the city in the 
fall of 1886, and was re-elected in the fall of 
1887, during which time many public im- 

provements were made, among them the erec- 
tion of the high school building, court house 
and police station. It was during his second 
term as mayor that the question of liquor 
licenses became an important factor in his ad- 
ministration. Gloucester had voted to license 
the sale of intoxicating liquors but Mr. Rob- 
inson declined to sign the licenses as then 
required by law. A mandamus was about to 
be issued by the court at the instigation of the 
liquor dealers to compel him to do so, when 
he resigned the office rather than make the 
sale of liquors legal over his signature. He 
was elected a third term in 1895. In 1902 he 
was a member of the governor's council with 
Governor Crane and in 1903 with Governor 
Bates. In the fall of the year last mentioned 
he was elected treasurer of Essex county and 
was re-elected for a second term in the fall 
of 1906. In the same year he was elected 
president of the association known as "The 
Robinsons and their Kin Folk." 

On January 21, 1869, Mr. Robinson mar- 
ried Helen Amanda Smith, born June 6, 1841, 
daughter of Samuel E. and Hannah (Gott) 
Smith, and a descendant of John Smith Jr., 
of whom and his descendants mention is made 
in these annals. Three children have been 
born to David Ingersoll and Helen Amanda 
(Smith) Robinson: i. Will Austin, bom 
Gloucester, March 8, 1874. 2. Emma Jane 
Cook, Gloucester, November 8, 1875. 3- 
Helen Dun ford, Gloucester, November 9. 

In noting the events in connec- 
SMITH tion with the arrival and settle- 
ment of the earliest representa- 
tives of the Smith surname in Gloucester and 
on Cape Ann the historian of that town gives 
the names of three John Smiths, but does not 
assume to connect them as members of the 
same general family, either in close or remote 
relation. The first of these John Smiths 
appears to have lived in that part of the town 
which for many years has been known as the 
Eastern Point, and was there before the year 

(I) The second John Smith, who appears 
as the progenitor of the family proposed to 
be treated in this place, may possibly have 
been in some manner related to the John Smith 
mentioned in the preceding paragraph, but 
is not believed to have been his son, althougli 
he was known as John Smith Jr., thus indi- 
cating that he bore the same name as his 
father. The first John Smith had several 



sons, but none among them, according to the 
records, bore the christian name of John. 
John Smith Jr., of the line here treated, had a 
wife whose name was Susanna. She was 
born probably about 1697, for at the time of 
her death, which took place March 2, 1725, 
she was then a widow and was then reported 
as being forty-six years old. John and Su- 
sanna had several children, but the names of 
all of them are not known. Among them was 
a son Joseph. 

( H) Joseph, son of John Jr. and Susanna 
Smith, was born March 20, 1709. He mar- 
ried, February 26, 1730, Abigail Gardner, 
born August 29, 1708, a daughter of James 
and Abigail Gardner, and granddaughter of 
James Gardner, who married Elizabeth Vin- 
son, daughter of William and Sarah Vinson, 
as is mentioned more fully in the sketch of 
the Robinson family. 

(HI) James Smith, son of Joseph and Abi- 
gail (Gardner) Smith, was born December 8, 
1740. He married, May 18, 1762, Priscilla 
Rjggs, born March 3, 1740, daughter of 
Joseph and Priscilla (Allen) Riggs. Among 
the children of James and Priscilla (Riggs) 
Smith was a son Charles. 

(IV) Charles Smith, son of James and 
Priscilla (Allen) Smith, born in Gloucester, 
April I, 1772, died November 9, 1845. ^^^ 
married, Alay 13, 1797, Nancy Robinson, born 
in Gloucester, May 19, 1777, died there Febru- 
ary 20, 1828, second daughter of Jonathan and 
Anna (Batting) Robinson, and a descendant 
of Abraham Robinson, as may be seen by ref- 
erence to the Robinson family history. After 
the death of his first wife Mr. Smith married 
her sister, Martha (Patty) Elwell, widow of 
Samuel Elwell, and former widow of William 
Trask. Charles and Nancy (Robinson) 
Smith had children: i. James, born Febru- 
ary 2rj, 1798, died February 23, 1828. 2. 
Charles, May 11, 1801, married Alice Bridges. 
3. Martha, January 14, 1804, married, Octo- 
ber 5, 1822, James Pool. 4. Samuel E., Feb- 
ruary II, 1807, see forward. 5. William T., 
January 28, 1809, died 1878; married Jane 
Gott. 6. Daniel, June i, 181 1, died June 7, 
1890; married ilary Wainwright. 7. An- 
drew, July 30, 1818, died October 13, 1820. 

(V^) Samuel E. Smith, third child and 
second son of Charles and Nancy (Robinson) 
Smith, born in Gloucester, February 11, 1807, 
died February 22, 1878. He married, June 
19, 1829, Hannah Gott, born April 27, 1807, 
die<l in March, 1862, daughter of William and 
Elizabeth (Grover) Gott, on both sides a 

descendant of old and prominent families in 
Eastern Massachusetts, sketches of both of 
which will be found elsewhere in these vol- 
umes. Samuel E. and Hannah (Gott) Smith 
had children: i. Andrew Robinson, born 
November 8, 1829, died 1869; married Rosal- 
tha Dyer. 2. Nancy Robinson, October 11, 
1833, died 1898. 3. Sarah Robinson, October 
22, 1836, married William McLarren. 4. 
Henry Robinson, September 6, 1839, married 
Caroline Coffin. 5. Helen Amanda, June 6; 
1841, married, January 21, 1869, David I. 
Robinson, and has three children (see Robin- 
son family). 6. Hannah, May 19, 1847, ^^^^ 
March 27, 1849. 7- Justine Frances, July 7, 

Edward Howard Haskell 
HASKELL was born in Gloucester. 

Massachusetts, October 5, 
1845. f^^ came of excellent English stock, 
tracing his ancestry back to William Haskell, 
who was born in England in 161 7, and at the 
early age of fifteen came to Beverly, Massa- 
chusetts, and finally, in 1643, removed to 
Gloucester, Massachusetts, which became his 
permanent home. In the records of those now 
distant days we find that William Haskell was 
among the prominent citizens of this quaint 
New England town, for his name appears sev- 
eral times as captain of the train band, as 
deacon of the -church, as selectman, and for 
eighteen years he was a representative to the 
general court. Colonel Haskell's lineage from 
this old Gloucester citizen who held so high a 
place among his fellow townsmen, is distinct- 
ly followed through the successive generations 
of Mark, William, William Jr., EHas, Wil- 
liam, an officer of the revolutionary war, and 
William H. William H., his father, married 
Mary Smith. On the side of his grandmother 
he is a descendant of Andrew Bray, who, 
with his brother Isaac, served under Captain 
Nathaniel Warren at Bunker Hill. 

At the age of fourteen having attended 
both the common and high schools of Glouces- 
ter, he secured a position at the office of the 
Gloucester Telegraph and started upon the 
career in which he hoped to do his life's work. 
No sooner, however, had he begun to show 
his promise in this direction than the war 
broke out, and, though but sixteen years of 
age, he enlisted in Company C, Twenty-third 
Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. This 
was in September, 1861. Three months later 
he is found assigned to special duty with the 
signal corps under Burnside. He was a partic- 



ipant in the engagement at Roanoke Island, at 
Newbern, North Carolina, at this latter place 
suffering a slight wound, and also at Fort 
Macon. Thus early did the young man exper- 
ience the realities of that eventful war in 
which he was to play so brave and continuous 
a part. In 1862 he was with the Army of the 
Potomac, though soon after transferred to 
the command of General Pope in Virginia. 
With General Pope he was in the engagements 
of Cedar Mountain, Kelly's Ford, Rappahan- 
nock Station, Manassas Junction, and of Bull 
Run. During the latter part of 1862 and until 
August, 1863, he was employed as instructor 
in the signal service in the instruction camp at 
Georgetown, District of Columbia. It was at 
this time that it was his special task to report 
each day to Secretary Stanton at the War De- 
partment. This gave him the opportunity of 
almost daily contact with President Lincoln 
and the members of his cabinet. In the winter 
of 1863-64 he served with General Burnside 
in the East Tennessee campaigns, and at the 
seige of, Knoxville. The following summer 
he served on the staff of General Schofield, 
and later with General Sherman in Georgia. 
At Kenesaw Mountain, Marietta, and 
throughout the investment of Atlanta, he 
seemed to bear a charmed life, for though 
almost constantly under fire he escaped with- 
out injury. After this record of long and 
valiant service he was at last honorably dis- 
charged in October, 1864. 

The war over. Colonel Haskell returned to 
Gloucester and once more took up his work 
in the office of the Gloucester Telegraph. Here 
he spent two years, devoting himself with 
marked fidelity and enthusiasm to his jour- 
nalistic duties, but was compelled on account 
of his health to abandon this branch of bus- 
iness and seek another demanding less ner- 
vous strain. In 1875 he became identified 
with the paper trade, and soon gave evidence 
of those marked characteristics as a business 
man that made him the large and successful 
factor in this department of manufacture that 
he has become. For some years he was treas- 
urer of the Rum ford Falls Paper Company, 
whose mills are among the most celebrated 
of the newspaper mills of the country. His 
prominence in the paper making world led 
to his election as president of the Boston 
Paper Trade Association, and for three years 
he held this office, discharging its various 
duties with extraordinary ability and efficien- 
cy. As a paper manufacturer he will be 
known among the most successful in the state. 

In 1896 he became actively interested in the 
organization of the Great Northern Paper 
Company, which has since been developed into 
the largest news paper making plant in the 
world, now producing nearly five hundred tons 
of paper each day. The business interests of 
Boston and its commercial prosperity have 
always found an active friend in Colonel 
Haskell. He has been ready upon all occa- 
sions to further every project that has looked 
to the advancement of the city as a business 
centre. Twice he has been vice-president of 
the Boston Associated Board of Trade, an 
organization which has been of invaluable 
service to the city in the widening of its com- 
mercial activities, and he has also been an 
active member of the Boston Merchants Asso- 

Outside of his business life he has served 
his native town and state in innumerable ways 
in response to the call of his fellow-citizens, 
who have honored him with positions of fa"ust 
and responsibility. In 1877 ^^ represented 
Gloucester in the lower branch of the legis- 
lature, and in 1880 was assistant adjutant gen- 
eral on the staflF of Governor Long. This 
office he held till 1883. He was also secretary 
of the Republican State Convention, and ren- 
dered in this capacity exceptional service. 
Twice he was elected a delegate to the Na- 
tional Republican Convention, once in 1880, 
and also in 1884, serving as secretary of the 
National Convention in the former year. In 
1882 he was councillor from the Fifth Mass- 
achusetts District, and was a member of the 
council of Governor Butler. For two years 
he was the senior member in the council of 
Governor Robinson. As chairman of the 
finance committee he rendered valuable aid 
during the encampment of the Grand Army 
of the Republic when it met in Boston in 1890. 
and also served in the same position in 1904. 
During these years he has also served on the 
staff of several of the commanders-in-chief 
of the Grand Army of the Republic — Com- 
manders Merrill, Alger, Adams, Black, and 
Blackmar. He is at present one of the mem- 
bers of the board of trustees of the Soldiers* 

This busy life, crowded with the affairs of 
business and matters of high political import, 
has not narrowed Colonel Haskell's activities 
to the exclusion of other interests of large 
importance for the welfare of the state. He 
has been a foremost champion of the temper- 
ance movement, allying himself in many ways 
with the Massachusetts Temperance Society, 



and the National Temperance Society, giving 
generously of his time and money to further 
the ends for which these societies were organ- 
ized. Other forms of public service have 
found in him also a staunch supporter. He 
has served on the State Board of Lunacy and 
Charity, as trustee of the Newton Hospital, 
as trustee of the Massachusetts Homoeopathic 
Hospital, as president of the board of trustees 
of the New England Baptist Hospital, and in 
a multitude of ways has sustained and assisted 
the endeavors of others who have sought to 
minister to the needs of the unfortunate and 
the suffering. 

Colonel Haskell is a Baptist, a member of 
the Newton Centre Baptist Church, where he 
now resides, and is prominent in many forms 
of denominational activity throughout the 
state and country at large. As president of 
the American Baptist Home Mission Society, 
a national organization, he occupies a position 
in the denomination of wide influence. But 
his sympathies are broader than the boundar- 
ies of his own land. He is closely identified 
with the work of Foreign Missions, and has 
but recently returned from an extended trip 
to China and Japan as a member of a delega- 
tion from the United States to get a first-hand 
impression of the foreign field and the results 
of missionary work. 

Not often does a life touch with such help- 
ful influence, so many fields of service. Hon- 
ored in the business world, associated with the 
mihtary leaders of the state, identified with 
many of our noblest charities, and an active 
servant in the cause of religion. Colonel Has- 
kell occupies a position among his fellows 
attained by but few. 

His wife, to whom he was married in 1866, 
is Hattie J., the daughter of William and 
Sarah H. Munsey. Three children have been 
born to them — one son, and two daughters: 
Edward A., Marion B., and Edith L. 

The surname Harnden is 
HARNDEN spelled Harandine, Harren- 

den, Harraden and Haraden 
in the early records. Edward Harnden set- 
tled in Ipswich about 1650, and later removed 
to Gloucester; deposed in 1677 that he was 
above fifty years old. He was probably 
brother of Richard Harnden, mentioned below. 
Savage thinks that Benjamin Harndale (Horn- 
dale, Harndel or Harnden) was father of 
Richard mentioned below. Benjamin was in 
Lynn in 1647 and nothing further is known 
about him. 

(I) Richard Harnden, son of Benjamin 
Harnden, born in England, about 1640; mar- 
ried, in 1666, Mary , and he died in 

1693. I'lc settled in Reading, Massachusetts, 
in the section that was annexed to Wilmington 
in 1729. Children: i. John, born 1668; men- 
tioned below. 2. Benjamin, born 1671 ; mar- 
ried, 1691, Mary ; children: i. Eliza- 
beth, born 1692; ii. Hannah, born 1694; iii. 
Benjamin, born 1697 ; iv. Richard and Samuel 
(twins), born 1699. 3. Ebenezer, born 1674, 
died young. 4. William. 5. Ebenezer, born 
1679. 6. Hepzibah, born 1688. 

(II) John Harnden, son of Richard Harn- 
den (i), born in Reading, Massachusetts, 

1668; married, in 1690, Susanna , and 

she died in 1702, at Reading. He married 
second, Sarah Sherman, of Lynnfield. She 
(lied December 10, 1748. Children, born at 
Reading, by first wife: i. Susanna, born 1691, 
died young. 2. Abigail, born April 25, 1692 
(recorded in the Wilmington town records as 
well as at Reading). 3. Susanna, born 1695. 
died young. 4. Mary, born 1699. 5. Hepzi- 
bah, born 1701. Children of the second wife: 
6. John, born 1703: mentioned below. 7. Hep- 
zibah, born 1705. 8. Susan, born 1708. 

(III) John Harnden, son of John Harnden 
(2), was born in Reading, Massachusetts, 

1703. He married Mary . He lived in 

the same locality, probably on the original 
homestead of his grandfather in Reading, but 
his farm was annexed to Wilmington in 1729, 
and that town has been the seat of this family 
to the present time. He died November 26, 
1748. Children, born in Wilmington: i. 
Mary, born August 24, 1728. 2. John, born 
March 8, 1730, died August i, 1737, aged 
seven years, four months, twenty-three days. 
3. Joshua, born April 19, 1732: died August 9, 
1737. 4. Abigail, born February i, 1734: died 
August 6, 1737. 5. Joseph, born May 2, 1736; 
died December 24. 1775. 6. John, born Sep- 
tember 6, 1738: soldier in the revolution. 7. 
Lieutenant Joshua, born October 14, 1740, 
soldier in revolution. 8. Mary, born Novem- 
ber 10, 1742. 9. Benjamin, born December 29, 
1744; mentioned below. 10. Abigail, born 
December 4, 1746. 

(I\^) Lieutenant Benjamin Harnden, son 
of John Harnden (3), born in Wilmington, 
December 29, 1744, died October 18, 1836, at 
the advanced age of ninety-one years nine 
months and nineteen days, at Wilmington. 
He married, December 9, 1766, Hannah Kid- 
der, of Tewksbury, who died February 22, 
1839. aged ninety-one years. He was a farmer 



at Wilmington. He was a leading patriot and 
a soldier in the revolution. He enlisted as a 
private in Captain Cadwallader Ford Jr.'s 
company of minute-men in Colonel Ebenezer 
Bridge's regiment on the Lexington alarm, and 
served during the summer including the battle 
of Bunker Hill; was sergeant July 8, 1776, in 
a list of men detailed for the Crown Point 
expedition. He was on guard duty at Pros- 
pect Hill in 1778; was second lieutenant in 
Captain Nathaniel Heath's company, detailed 
for service in Major General Gates' and Gen- 
eral Heath's command about Boston, commis- 
sioned January 26, 1779; also second lieuten- 
ant in Captain Nathaniel Heath's company at 
Boston in 1779. Children, born at Wilming- 
ton: I. Hannah, born June 8, 1767; died 
young. 2. Benjamin, born November 13, 1769, 
farmer in Wilmington ; and Denmark, Maine ; 

children : i. Olive, married Whitefield ; 

ii. Rhoda; iii. Sabra; iv. Hannah; v. Jane, re- 
sided in Saco, Maine ; vi. Abner, lived in Den- 
mark. 3. Hannah, born March 5, 1772; mar- 
ried William Burt. 4. Ebenezer. born August 
24, 1774. 5. James, born March 14, 1777; set- 
tled "down East" (Maine). 6. Jesse, born 
December 23, 1778; mentioned below. 7. 
Rhoda, born August 5, 1781 : married James 
Dean. 8. Jonathan, born March 9, 1786; mar- 
ried Rhoda Abbott; children, born in Wil- 
mington : i. Jonathan ; ii. Maria, married 

White: iii. Louisa, married first, 

White : second, Beard ; iv. Henry : v. 

William, married Hannah Harnden ; vi. Helen, 
married J. Morton ; vii. Everill ; viii. Albert, 

married first, Bond ; second, 

Harnden. 9. Olive, born November 12, 1786; 
married Dr. B. Richardson, resided in Walt- 
ham. 10. Jeduthan, born June 11, 1790, set- 
tled out west. II. Betsev, married David 
Jones, of Wilmington : children : i. Elbridge 
Jones ; ii. Betsey Jones, married Abner Stan- 
ley ; iii. Sarah Jones, married Mcrill Richard- 
son : iv. Eldad Jones. 

(V) Jesse Harnden, son of Lieutenant 
Benjamin Harnden (4), was born in Wilming- 
ton. December 23, 1778. He was a farmer in 
Wilmington. He married first, Mary Holt, 
of Reading: second, Hannah Baldwin, of 
Bedford: and third, Polly Whitman. Chil- 
dren of his first wife: i. Warren, died aged 
abcjut ten. 2. Jesse, born blind : died young. 
3. Mary, married William Woodbridge. Chil- 
dren of second wife: 4. Jesse, born about 
1 810; mentioned below. 5. Warren. 6. lian- 
nah. 7. Joseph, died aged about four years. 
8. Rhoda, died aged about eighteen years. 

(VI) Jesse Harnden, son of Jesse Harn- 
den (5), was born about 1810. He married, 
November 24, 1835, Dorothy Willey, daughter 
of Stephen and Rachel (White) W^illey, of 
Wolfeborough, New Hampshire. She had one 
sister, Hannah Willey, who went to live with 
her grandfather, Silas White, at Ossipee, New 
Hampshire. Children of Silas White : i. John 
White; ii. Silas W^hite Jr.; iii. David White; 
iv. Daniel WHiite; v. Ann White, married 

Ames; vi. Fanny W^hite; vii. Rachel 

White, married Stephen Willey; mentioned 
above. Children of Jesse Harnden, born at 
Andover: i. Hannah, born November 7, 
1837; died January 5, 1864. 2. Henry C, 
born August 8, 1839, in Lynn. 3. Nancy D., 
born May 29, 1841. 4. George Warren, born 
August 12, 1843; mentioned below. 5. Laura 
A., born September 4, 1845 »' ^^^^ February 10, 
1 87 1. 6. Sarah E., born September 3, 1849; 
died April 25, 1850. 7. Helen L., born July 
18, 1851 ; died September 27, 1852. 8. Emma 
L., born September 19, 1856; died September 
29, 1858. 

(V'H) George Warren Harnden, son of 
Jesse Harnden (6), was born August 12, 1843, 
at Andover, and died November 25, 1902, in 
his native town. He was educated in the dis- 
trict schools. He worked on his father's farm 
during his school years. When he left home 
he went to work as clerk in a general store at 
Ballardvale and continued for several years. 
He engaged in the grocery business in Lynn 
on his own account, and for a number of years 
enjoyed a flourishing trade. He disposed of 
his store to form a partnership with Sewell 
B. TVvear to manufacture leather in Lynn. 
The business was carried on under the firm 
name of Pevcar & Harnden and Pevear, 
Harnden & Company, and was Very success- 
ful : later formed a partnership with George 
M. Blanchard, under the style of Harnden & 
Blanchard, later changed to George W. Harn- 
den & Company. Bl health drove him to his 
farm in Andover, where he died. In religion 
Mr. Harnden was a Congregationalist ; in pol- 
itics a Republican. He enlisted in the civil 
war in Company D, Fiftieth Massachusetts 
Regiment of Infantry, and was a member of 
Lynn Grand Army Post No. 5. He married 
first, Mary Carter; second, Lottie A. Dewar, 
born in Nova Scotia, daughter of Alexander 
Dewar, of Nova Scotia. His only child was 
by the first wife: Jesse Walter, born in Lynn, 
educated at Lynn, married Jennie Merchant. 
Children: i. George M-.bor-n in Lynn. 2. Fanny 
Edna, born in Lynn. 3. Dorothy, born in L)mn. 



The various chroniclers of 

ISTED Maine history ascribe to the 

Plaisteds an especial dis- 

as Indian fighters during the colonial 
id particularly during that unfortunate 
in New England history known* as 
hiHp's war. The most conspicuous fig- 
he events of that time appears to have 
aptain Roger Plaisted, who is said to 
►ne from Boston to Kittery, Maine, and 
in that part of the latter town which 
Berwick about the year 1654. He was 
itative to the general court of Massa- 
> in 1663 and three times afterward, 
>m 1664 to the time of his death held 
lified and important office of associate. 
Indians attacked Kittery on October 
5, and the little handful of defenders 
themselves in fierce conflict with one 
1 bloodthirsty savage warriors, and 
le was repeatedly urged to flee an 1 
1 the place Captain Plaisted refused to 
nd fought on with the courage of des- 
1 until he was overcome and killed by 
rciless savages. His eldest son also 
led and another son was so seriously 
d that he died soon afterward. It was 
re with some degree of pardonable 
lat a recent writer of Plaisted geneal- 
d that '*no better fighting stock was 
presented in New England than that 
rd by the Plaisted family." Nor was 
iracteristic family fighting quality con- 
one to Captain Roger and his sons, for 
of the same surname won honorable 
ion during the frequent Indian out- 
which occurred at later periods than 
^hilip's war and history records that 
occasion the wife of Samuel Plaisted 
rout a party of twenty Indians who 
y appeared while she was alone in her 

Seeing the danger in which she was 
Hannah Plaisted ran quickly into the 
nd in a voice so loud that the Indians 
ot fail to hear she began to call out 
les of men who lived in the vicinity, 

whom they were very much afraid, 
1 her imagined defenders to attack the 

at once. On hearing the names the 
g party hastily left the vicinity, but 
as not one of the men present whose 
Plannah Plaisted spoke in the moment 
^reat peril. 

- Plaisted was a man of much influence 
rave soldier. In July, 1669, after the 
? of Massachusetts Bav had deter- 
o annex the province of Maine, com- 

missioners were sent to York county to visit 
the associates and ask them to take the oath 
of allegiance to Massachusetts. Captain Plais- 
ted, the associate from Kittery, said that he 
was sent by his town to meet the commission- 
ers, and demanded to know "by what right the 
government of Massachusetts Bay claimed to 
govern Maine and were they to submit to it, that 
he might render himself faithful to those that 
sent him." As has been mentioned, Captain 
Roger Plaisted was killed by Indians October 
16, 1675. "There was a gravestone," says Sul- 
livan's "History of Maine," "near the road in 
Berwick on the land which was Plaisted's near 
where the battle was fought, upon which was 
this inscription: 'Here lies the body of Sam- 
uel Plaisted, Esquire, who departed this life 
March 20, 1731-32, age 36; near this place lies 
buried the body of Roger Plaisted who was 
killed by the Indians October 16, 1675, age 48; 
also the body- of his son, Mr. Roger Plaisted, 
Jr., who was killed at the same time.' " 

Olive Plaisted, widow, administratrix, and 
William and James Plaisted, administrators, 
of the estate of her late husband, Roger Plais- 
ted, and their father, settled all accounts with 
Eliakim and William Hutchinson "from the 
beginning of the world up to August 17, 
1676." Roger and Olive Plaisted had eight 
children: i. Roger, of Kittery, who was 
killed by the Indians, October 16, 1675. He' 
married, in 1669, Hannah Furber and had 
Frances, who married Daniel Simpson, of 
York. He died October 5, 1747, and Frances 
died October 11, 1747. They had nine chil- 
dren; and (probably) Lieutenant Roger, who 
was killed in Berwick, 1719-1736. 2. Wil- 
liam, of whom it is mentioned in a letter pub- 
lished in the Massachusetts Historical Society 
Collections that he had been married four or 
five years before September 2, 1683, on which 
(late his wife gave birth to her first child at 
Kittery. 3. James, who settled in York. He 
married, first, Lydia Hitchcock, of Saco, 
Maine, daughter of Richard and Lucretia 
(Williams) Hitchcock. She died in 1689-90, 
and he married, second, in 1695, Mrs. Mary 
Hull, widow of Phineas Hull, and daughter of 
Edward and Susannah Risworth. She was 
born in York, January 8, 1660. James Plais- 
ted was town clerk of York in 1669. 4. John, 
of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about 1679, 
married Mary Pickering. 5. Elisha, of Ports- 
mouth, New Hampshire, mariner, died 1690: 
married Elizabeth Harvey. His will gives to 
his wife certain of his lands, cattle and other 
l)roperty, besides **part of the ship 'Friends,' 



debenture, rum, cotton wool, molasses, all of 
which being on board said ship," etc. 6. Ich- 
abod, bom 1663, of Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire, previous to 1700, in which year he re- 
moved to Berwick, Maine. The council of 
New Hampshire met at Portsmouth, October 
15, 1697, and voted to send Captain Ichabod 
Plaisted to New York, "to congratulate the 
arrival of my Lord BcUamont," for which 
duty he was paid. He was councillor of the 
province of Maine for several years and also 
for some time was judge of the court of com- 
mon pleas. Williamson's history says, "no 
other name of his time in the province of 
Maine was more distinguished in military mat- 
ters and the service of the province." He mar- 
ried, January 5, 1692-93, Mary, youngest 
daughter of Christopher Jose, of Portsmouth, 
and died November 16, 171 5. After his death 
his widow married a Mr. Brown, of Salem, 
Massachusetts. His four children were : Sam- 
uel, born June 10, 1696, died March 20, 1731 ; 
graduated from Harvard College 171 5; mar- 
ried, August 4, 1 7 17, Hannah Went worth. 
Colonel Ichabod, born July 21, 1700, died 
Salem, Massachusetts, December 9, 1762, and 
was buried with military honors: married, in 
1720, Sarah Brown. Mary, born October 6, 
1702, died March 8, 1745-46. Olive, born 
August 29, 1708. 7. Elizabeth, of whom there 
is no present account. 8. Mehitable. married 
before 1690, Thomas Goodwin, and in that 
year was captured by the Indians, taken to 
Canada and held prisoner there until October, 
1695. Her children were Thomas Goodwin, 
Jr.. born May 29, 1697, and Ichabod (Good- 
win, bcrn July i. 1700. 

John Plaisted, fourth son and child of Cap- 
tain Roger Plaisted and Olive his wife, set- 
tled in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about 
1679, and is mentioned by his biographer as 
"a most distinguished man." He was member 
of the New Hampshire assembly from 1693 
to \'/2'j\ speaker of the house in 1696, 1717 
and 1727: chief justice of the supreme court 
of New Hampshire in 1719; member of the 
royal commissioners from 1702 to 1716; and 
also served as deputy surveyor of the king's 
woods. He married Mary Pickering, (laugh- 
ter of John and Mary fStanyan) Pickering, 
of rV)rtsmouth. Thev had six children, but 
the following enumeration of them may not 
be given in the correct order of birth: i. 
John Jr., born January 9, 1683. died October 
12. 1712: married, October 15. 1707, Jane 
Pcmberton. born March 18. 1686. 2. Joshua, 
born September 20, 1685. 3. Mary, born 

March 29, 1687, married Captain Thomas 
Phipps. 4. Elisha, of Berwick and Scarboro, 
married Mary Sullivan. 5. James, of Ber- 
wick, supposed to have married Sarah, daugh- 
ter^ of Rev. Jeremiah Wise, of Berwick. 6. 
Mehitable, married Captain Timothy Gerrish, 
his first wife. 

Elisha Plaisted, son of John and Mary 
(Pickering) Plaisted, was of Kittery and Ber- 
wick, and was one of the leading men of his 
town during the period of his active life. In 
September, 17 12, the day next following that 
on which he was married, the town of W^ells 
was attacked by Indians and he was made pris- 
oner and taken to Canada. In a few days he 
was ransomed by his father on payment of a 
large sum of money, the amount said to have 
been three hundred pounds. He lived in that 
part of Kittery which afterward was set off 
and incorporated as Berwick, and was one of 
the first selectmen of that town, in 1715. In 
17 14 he represented Kittery in the general 
court. His wife, whom he married September 
16, 171 2, was Mary, daughter of Colonel John 
and Hannah Wheelwright, of Wells. She was 
born May i, 1694, and bore her husband ten 
children: i. John, born May 6, 1714. 2. 
Joshua, born September 4, 1715, soldier of 
Berwick in 1740. 3. Elisha, bom April 28, 
1717. 4. Mary, born December 21, 1718, mar- 
ried December 16, 1736, Elisha Hill. 5. James. 
baptized July 10, 1720. 6. Mehitable, born Oc- 
tober 10, 1723. 7. Hannah, born May 30, 1725. 
married, first, in 1740, James Scammon, of 
Saco. who died 1753. She married for her 
second husband, July 4, 1754, Major Ebenezer 
Aver. He accompanied Arnold in his expedi- 
tion to Canada, and it is said that he had the 
courage to saw oflF the pickets of an English 
fort to enable the soldiers to pass over the bar- 
racade. He afterward served in the engineer 
department of the army and did not return to 
Saco until after the close of the revolution. 
He was town treasurer from 1762 to 1771. 
Hannah Plaisted by both marriages had eleven 
children. Her eldest son, James Scammon Jr., 
was colonel of a regiment in the revolution 
and died October 21, 1804. 8. Samuel, born 
June 25, 1727. 9. William, born March 15, 
1730, lived in Berwick: married, April 8, 1752, 
Jane Hight, who survived him and afterward 
married Ebenezer Lord. William Plaisted 
had seven children, one of whom, Samuel, 
married Elizabeth Hart and had a son Wil- 
liam, the latter the father of Governor Plais- 
ted. of Maine. 10. Elizabeth, bom December 
26, 1 73 1, married Nicholas Shapleigh. 



el Plaisted, son of Elisha and Mary 
Wright) Plaisted, born June 25, 1727, 
, February 25, 1753, Mrs. Elizabeth 
3f Scarboro, and had twelve children: 
lah, born June 20, 1754, married 
Dam, of Kittery. 2. Elisha, born No- 
20, 1755. 3. Esther, born September 

4. John, baptized July i, 1759, mar- 
dia Moulton. 5. Samuel, baptized May 

2, married Hannah Cilley, of Saco, and 
in Gorham, Maine. 6. Andrew, born 

1763, married Molly Libby, of Scar- 
nd settled in Gorham. 7, Elizabeth, 
I July 10, 1783, Joseph Moody, of Lim- 

Maine. 8. Simon, born June, 1770, 
I, first, Hannah Small; second, Sarah 

9. William, married, 1805, Plannah 
nd lived in Portland, Maine. 10. Abi- 
irried Simon Moulton, of Standish. 11. 
born March i, 1778, died single. 12. 
born January 3, 1779, married, first, 
loulton ; second, Josiah Willard. 
n Plaisted, son of Samuel and Eliza- 
Libby) Plaisted, born in Scarboro, 
June I, 1770, died in Limerick, Maine, 

3, i860. The greater part of his life 
•nt in Limington, where he was a pros- 
farmer, and for several vears he was a 
an. He married, first, in 1796, Han- 
nall, born in Limington, August 10, 
ied there March 13, 1834. She was the 

of all of his children. He married, 

Sarah Paine, who died January i. 
His children were Dorothy, Hannah, 
, Phebe, John, Simon, Benjamin S. 
try Plaisted. 
imin Small Plaisted, fourth son and 

child of Simon and Hannah (Small) 
I, was born in Limington, York county. 
By occupation he was a farmer, 
lly he was originally a Whig, later a 
can, but took no active interest in that 
He was a member of the Methodist 
The wife of Benjamin Plaisted was 
Woods, born in Unity, daughter of 

Woods, a native of Maine, born in 
h, and Lydia (RadcliflFe) Woods, his 
His children were: i. Mary, born 
married Nathan Wood. 2. Alameda, 
.Jnity, married Joseph Parsons. 3. 

Wilson. 4. Benjamin, born Albion, 

5. Celestia A., married James Stan- 

ge Wilson Plaisted, third child and elder 

Benjamin Small and Lydia (Woods) 

I, was born March 3, 1845, in Unity, 

but moved to Albion at age of two 

years, where he was reared and received his 
early education. In 1865 he left Albion and 
went to Waltham, Massachusetts, where he 
remained for six years and learned the trade 
of tinsmithing and sheet metal working. He 
next went back to the farm for a year, then 
went to Medford, Massachusetts, and learned 
plumbing and the stove business. In 1874 he 
settled in Everett, Massachusetts, and estab- 
lished himself in business as a hardware deal- 
er, and so continued successfully until April 
I, 1902, when he retired from that line and 
went into the real estate business in which he 
now is actively engaged. He is also a direc- 
tor of the Everett Bank, on committee of in- 
vestments. Politically he is affiliated with the 
Republican party, but always has declined 
office. Mr. Plaisted married, first, Lottie 
Dodge, January i, 1872. He married, second, 
in November, 1896, Mrs. Arabella (Plaisted) 
Small, widow of Alfred Small, to whom she 
was married, December 31, 1871, and daughter 
of John Plaisted, brother of Simon Plaisted, 
the father of George Wilson Plaisted. No 
children were born of either marriage. 

John Plaisted, father of Arabella (Plaisted) 
(Small) Plaisted, married Thankful Babb, 
born in Buxton, Maine, April 10, 1821, daugh- 
ter of Peter and Thankful Babb. Peter Babb 
was a revolutionary soldier. He enlisted at 
Scarboro, July 20, 1781, at the age of seven- 
teen years, and served in Captain Williams' 
company of Colonel Vose's regiment, and was 
wounded and discharged after two years of 
service. John Plaisted was a carpenter in his 
earlier years and later became a farmer. He 
lived in Portland and in Limington, Maine. 
His children, all born in Limington, were: 
I. Byron G., enlisted in Company C of the 
Tenth Regiment of Maine troops, and died 
at home, in August, 1862, from wounds re- 
ceived in service. 2. Marantly ( ?) , died 
young. 3. Robert A., died at the age of eigh- 
teen years. 4. Arabella, married, first, Alfred 
Small ; second. George Wilson Plaisted. 5. 
Gilman, died young. 6. Dr. John, now prac- 
ticing medicine in Limington, Maine. 7. Fred 
W., died 1882. 8. Elizabeth, married Frank 
J. Taylor, lives in Limington. 

Mr. Plaisted is a Mason, a member of Pales- 
tine Lodge. F. and A. M., and Mrs. Plaisted. 
through her connection with the Babb family, 
is a member of Bunker Hill Chapter of the 
Daughters of the American Revolution. Her 
mother was an honorary member of the Eliz- 
abeth Wadsworth Chapter (which organiza- 
tion was named in allusion to the mother of 



ihe poet, Henry Wadswortli Longfellow), of 
Portland, Maine. Mrs. Plaisted is a member 
of the Congregational church. 

Hrolf Nefja Jarl, a Viking, 
CUSHINCi was the progenitor of the 

Gushing family, and the line- 
age connecting the American family with this 
Xorse chief is remarkably interesting. In the 
Scandinavian Sagas relating to the latter half 
of the eighth century from 750 to 800, which 
may be regarded as the period in which reliable 
Xorse history begins, frequent mention may 
be found of "this \'iking and his ancestors in 
Trondjem and the Maeras of Norway: and 
in later centuries of his descendants in Nor- 
mandy and England as well. Hrolf Nefja had 
at least one son. Malahjulc, and a daughter, 
Hild or Ragnhild, who married Rognvald 
Maera-Jarl, who in return for assistance ren- 
dered him by Harold Fair Hair in the Con- 
(juest of Norway was made chief ruler over 
not only the two Maeras, but also Ramsdel. 

(11)' Hild or Ragnhild, daughter of Hrolf 
Nefja (i), married Rognvald Maera-Jarl. 
They had three sons and a daughter. 

(IH) Gongu Hrolf, second son of Rogn- 
vald Maera-Jarl and Hild (2), was called 
Walking Rolf. He became early a great Wxk- 
ing leader, especially in the east. Returning 
from one of his expeditions soon after Har- 
i old's conquest, he committed acts of depreda- 
tion in \ikin, and King Harold, who was 
then in \'ikin, was very angry when he 
heard of it, and announced the outlawry 
of Hrolf from Norway. In vain Hrolf's 
mother appealed to the king. Accordingly 
Hrolf, accompanied by his Uncle Malahjulc 
as councillor, and a numerous following, sailed 
for the Hebrides: whence thev made con- 
cjuests, ultimately gaining from V'alland, now 
France, about 912 A. D., the great Jarls' 
Realm, known soon after as Normandie. Thus 
Hrolf, so well known in later history as Rollo, 
became the founder and first earl or duke of 
Xorniandy. establishing the great feudal nobil- 
ity of Ruen. ancestors of the Sovereign fam- 
ilies and Norman Fiarons of Normandy and 
Fn^land '.like. In this manner Malahulcinus 
(le Toesini. as Malahjulc was called, became 
l>ossessed of Toesini and Conches. 

(II) Malahjulc. son of Hrolf Nefja Jarl. 
lia'l at least one son, Hugo, mentioned below. 

(III) Hugo de Toesini. son of Malahjulc 
(2), became Lord of Cavalcamp in Nuestria 
and had two sons: i. Ralf, mentioned below. 

2. Hugo, Archbishop of Rouen 942-980, who 
gave to his brother Ralf the estates of Toesini. 

(IV) Ralf, son of Hugo de Toesini (3), 
had a son Ralph or Ranulph, mentioned below. 

(V) Ralph or Ranulph of Apulia, son of 
Ralf (4), was celebrated for his conquests of 
Apulia and elsewhere; inherited Toesini. 

(VI) Ralf, son of Ranulfh of Apulia (5), 
was appointed Castellan of TiUieres jointly 
with Nigel, Viscount of Coutances. in ion. 
Ralf had issue L. Roger de Toesini, surnamed 
D'Espagne, on account of his prowess against 
the Saracens in Spain, progenitor of the De 
Toesinis, Hereditary Standard Bearers of 
Normandy; Barons of Toesini and Conches, 
and of Stafford and Belvoir in England, an- 
cestors of the English houses of Cholmonde- 
ley. Egerton, Grosley and others. 2. Hugh de 
Toesini, mentioned below. 

(VII) Hugh de Toesini, son of Ralf (6), 
surnamed de Limesay from his Norman seig- 
neurie, was living in 1060 and had several sons 
who accompanied William the Conqueror, to 
whom they were related as nephews through 
their mother, who was William's half-sister. 

(VIII) Ralf, son of Hugh de Toesini (7). 
received from his uncle, William of Norman- 
dy, the Barony of Oxburg or Oxenburg in 
Norfolk, and forty-one other Manors in sev- 
eral counties with the lands of Christina, one 
of the sisters of Prince Edgar whom Ralf 

(IX) Ralf, son of Ralf (8), married a 
daughter of Hadewise. 

(X) Alan, son of Ralf (9), was next in 

(XI) (jerard. son of Alan (10), married 
Amy, daughter of Trian de Hronelade o\ 
Bidun Limisi. 

(XII) Ralf, younger son of Gerard (11), 
was surnamed Le Cusyn or Le Cosyn de Lim- 
isi, whence the name Cushing is derived, held 

(XIII) Ro^er, son of Ralf (12), had a 
brother Richard. One of these was ancestor 
of Galfridus Cusyn, mentioned below. 

(XI\') Galfridus, Gerard or Geoffrey 
Cusyn, was born in county Norfolk, of the 
family as given above, in the latter part of the 
thirteenth century. He possessed estates at 
Hardingham. in that county, and in 1327 was 
assessed to the King's subsidies, Edward 

( X\ ) William Cushing, son or grandson of 
Ckoffrey Cirsyn (14). added to the original 
estates of his ancestors, lands in Hingham. 

(X\'I) Thomas Cushing, son of William 



Ciishing (15), (spelled also Cussyn) was born 
in Hardingham, county Norfolk, England, in 
'the latter part of the reign of Richard II, 
'377-^399 J had large estates at Hardingham, 
Hingham and elsewhere. 

(XVII) William Gushing, son of Thomas 
Gushing (16), was born at Hardingham in 

the fifteenth century; married Emma ; 

lived in Hingham. His long and explicit will 
w^as' dated September 26, 1492, and proved 
March 11, 1493. His wife Emma died in 
1507. Ghildren: i. John, the elder, there be- 
ing two sons living by the same name at the 
time the will was made. 2. Robert, of Hing- 
ham. styled "Gentleman.*' 3. Thomas, of 
Hardingham, and afterwards of East Dedham 
in Norfolk. 4. John Jr., inherited his father's 
house at East Row, Hingham. 5. Elyne. 6. 
Annable. 7. Margaret, married Thomas 
Crowe. 8. Agnes. 

(XVIII) John Gushing, son of William 
Gushing (Gushyng or Gushyn) (17), was born 
in Hingham but lived in Hardingham, where 
he owned estates. He abo owned large pro- 
perties in Lombard street, London. His will 
dated February 21, 1522, proved March 5, 
1523, mentions wife and six children. Ghil- 
dren: I. John, of Hingham. 2. Thomas, of 
Hardingham, mentioned below. 3. William, 
of Hardingham. 4. Margaret. 5. Isabel. 6. 
Margery. 7. Elyne. 8. Agnes. 

(XIX) Thomas Gushing, son of John 
Gushing (Gushyn) (18), inherited the home- 
stead of his father: died at Hardingham in 
.\pril, 1558. Ghildren: i. John, of Norfolk. 
2. I'rsula. 3. Nicholas. 4. Edward. 5. 
Stephen. 6. Peter, mentioned below. 

fXX) Peter Gushing, son of Thomas 
Gushing (19), was born at Hardingham, but 
removed to Hingham about 1600. He mar- 
ried, at Hardingham, June 2, 1583, Susanna 
Hawes, buried at Hingham, April 26, 1641. 
He was buried there March 2, 161 5. He was 
probably one of the first Gushings to embrace 
the Protestant faith. Ghildren: i. Theophil- 
us, baptized November 4, 1584; came to New 
England in the ship "Griffin" with Governor 
Haynes; Rev. Gotton for a time resided on 
Haynes' farm and removed to Hingham, 
Massachusetts; was blind twenty-five years; 
never married; died March 24, 1679. 2. 
Bridget, baptized February 19, 1586, married, 
July 15, 1627, George More. 3. Matthew, 
baptized March 2, 1589, mentioned in the 
American line below. 4. William, baptized 

April I, 1593. married Margery . 5. 

Barbara, baptized June 16, 1596, died Jan- 

uary, 1632. 6. Peter, of London, married 
Godley Payne, widow of Simon Payne; died 

1665, no issue. 7. Kalherine, married 

Long, of Garltom Road, near Wymondham, 
county Norfolk, England. 8. Thomas, bap- 
tized May 15, 1603, of London. 

(I) Matthew Gushing, progenitor of this 
branch of the Gushing family in America, 
was baptized in Hingham, England, March 2, 
1589, and died in Hingham, Massachusetts, 
September 30, 1660. With his wife, four sons, 
and his wife's sister, Frances Recroft, widow, 
he sailed from Ipswich in 1638 on the ship 
'^Diligent," John Martin, master. He left 
England owing to religious troubles. He set- 
tled in Hingham, Massachusetts, where he at 
once became identified with public affairs. He 
was a town officer and a deacon of Rev. 
Thomas Hobart's church. He married, Aug- 
ust 5, 1 61 3, in England, Nazareth Pitcher, 
baptized October 30, 1586, and died in Hing- 
ham, Massachusetts, January 6, 1682, aged 
ninety-six years, daughter of Henry Pitcher, 
of the family of the famous .\dmiral Pitcher, 
of England. After the death of Matthew 
Gushing, his heirs, Daniel, Matthew, John, 
Jeremiah Gushing, and Matthias Briggs, made 
an agreement for a division of the estate to 
themselves and their mother. Ghildren: i. 
Daniel, baptized April 20, 1619. 2. Jeremiah, 
baptized July 21, 1621. 3. Matthew, baptized 
.'Xpril 5, 1623. 4. Deborah, baptized February 
17, 1625, married Matthias Briggs. 5. John, 
mentioned below. 

(II) John Gushing, son of Matthew Gush- 
ing (i), born in 1627 in Hingham. England, 
died at Scituatc, Massachusetts, March 31. 
1708. He came to New England with his 
father in 1638. He settled in Scituate and 
became a prominent man. In 1663 he was sur- 
veyor of highways; receiver of taxes, 1667; 
deputy to the general court in 1674, elected 
again in 1692, and for several years after- 
wards ; on the committee for dividing the Sci- 
tuate lands in 1663; in 1676 was chosen to 
report to the government all services of the 
soldiers in Scityate in King Philip's war: 
selectman from 1674 to 1686; county magis- 
trate for Plymouth county from 1685 to 1692: 
assistant of the Old Golony government of 
Plymouth from 1689 to 169 1. He was colonel 
of the Plymouth regiment. ^ 

He married, in Hingham, England, January 
20, 1658, Sarah Hawke, baptized in Hingham, 
England, August i, 1641, died in Scituate, 
Massachusetts, March 9, 1679, daughter of 
Matthew and Margaret Hawke. Children, 



born in Scitiiate: i. John, April 28, 1662. 2. 
Thomas, December 26, 1663. 3. Matthew, 
February. 1665, mentioned below. 4. Jere- 
miah, July 13, 1666. 5. James, January 2y, 
1668. 6. Joshua, August 2.^, 1670. 7. Sarah, 
August 26, 1671. 8. Caleb, January, 1673. 
9. Deborah, 1674. 10. Mary, August 30, 

1676. II. Joseph, September 2^, 1677. 12. 
Benjamin, February 4, 1679, was a member of 
the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company 
in 1700. 

(lU) Matthew Cushing, son of John Cush- 
ing (2), was born in Scituate in February, 
1665, baptized May 14, 1665. He married in 
Hingham, Massachusetts, December 2y, 1694, 
Deborah Jacob, born in Hingham, May 8, 

1677, died November 30, 1755, daughter of 
Captain John and Mary (Russell) Jacob. He 
was a wheelwright by trade, and was select- 
man of the town in 1703-04-08- 13- 14. Chil- 
dren: I. Jacob, born March 17, 1696, men- 
tioned below. 2. Matthew, May 22, 1698. 3. 
Deborah, December 9, 1700. 4. Hezekiah, 
March 14. 1703. 5. Rachel, May 3, 1705. 6. 
Josiah, August 9, 1707. 7. Sarah, September 
5, 171 1. 8. Noah, October 18, 1714. 

nV) Jacob Cushing. son of Matthew 
Cushing (3), born at Hingham, Massachu- 
setts, March 17, 1696, died December 23, 1777. 
He graduated at Harvard College in 1725, and 
resided at Hingham. He was selectman in 
1729-30-31-37; deputy to the general court in 
1737-38-39-40-44-45-49 and eight years after. 
He was a member of the committee of corre- 
spondence and safety at the beginning of the 
revolution. He married, December 3, 1739, 
Mary Chauncey, born December 19, 1706, died 
August 4, 1776, daughter of Charles and Sarah 
(Walley) Chauncey, of Boston, and great- 
great-granddaughter of Charles Chauncey, 
second president of Harvard College. Chil- 
dren : I. Jacob, born July 12, 1742. 2. 
Charles, July 13, 1744, mentioned below. 3. 
Isaac, January 12. 1747. 

(\') Colonel Charles Cushing, son of Jacob 
Cushing (4), born in Hingham, July 13, 1744. 
died November 25, 1809. He married at Hal- 
ifax, ^Massachusetts, February 23, 1769, Han- 
nah Croade, daughter of Thomas and Rachel 
( Cushing) Croade. He served all through the 
revolution. He was in Captain Isaiah Cush- 
ing's company. Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's 
regiment in April, 1775; in Captain Jotham 
Loring's company, General Heath's regiment 
in 1775; in Captain Loring's company. Colonel 
John Greaton's regiment in 1775; and also 
captain in the Thirty-sixth . Regiment in the 

same year. He was in the expedition to Can- 
ada and was afterward colonel of a continental 
regiment. He was a member of the committee 
of correspondence from 1779 to 1781. He 
was representative to the general court in 
1 780-8 1 -84-90-9 1 -92-93, and a member of the 
senate in 1794. In 1791 he removed with his 
family from Hingham to Lunenburg and set- 
tled on what has since been called the Brooke 
Farm, where he died. Children: i. Mary, 
born December 10, 1769. 2. Charles, April 7, 
1 77 1, died December i, 1785. 3. Chauncey, 
October 2^^, 1772, died February 5, 1793. 4- 
Edmund, December 2, 1774, mentioned below. 

5. Josiah, April 26, 1778, died April 26, 1779. 

6. Priscilla. June 6, 1779. 7. Josiah, Januar}' 
10, 1782. died April 11, 1795. 8. Hannah. 
March 31, 1786, died October 13, 181 1. 9. 
Charles, August 26, 1792, died July 8, 1797. 

(VI) Edmund Cushing, son of Colonel 
Charles Cushing (5), born at Hingham, De- 
cember 2, 1774, died March 22, 1851. He mar- 
ried, November 20, 1800, Mary Stearns, bom 
October 25, 1776, died December 16, 1866, 
daughter of Josiah and Mary (Corey) 
Stearns. He resided in Lunenburg. He was 
representative to the general court in 1804- 
06-20; was member of the governor's council 
from 1826 to 1828; senator from Worcester 
county from 1825 to 1828 and presidential 
elector in 1824. He was in the publishing bus- 
iness. Children: i. Luther Stearns, bom 
June 22, 1803. 2. Mary Croade, May 6, 1805. 
3. Edmund Lambert, May 3, 1807. 4. Henry 
Albert, May 4, 1809, died June 2, 1810. 5. 
William, May 15, 1811, mentioned below. 6. 
George Augustus, August 8, 181 3. 7. Caro- 
line Augusta, November i, 181 5, died Octo- 
ber 28. 1902. 8. Mary Ann Stearns, October 
9, 1818. 

(VTI) William Cushing, son of Edmund 
Cushing (6), born in Lunenburg, Massachu- 
setts, M^ 15, 181 1, died August 27, 1895. 
He was a school teacher and clergyman, teach- 
ing/fn Cambridge and Fitchburg and preaching 
in Saco, Maine ; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 
Bedford, Massachusetts. For a time he resid- 
ed on a farm in Clinton. Massachusetts, and in 
1868 removed to Cambridge. Massachusetts, 
where he was assistant in the Harvard L'ni- 
versity Library. He was the compiler of sev- 
eral biographical works. He married, July 
25, 1843, Margaret Louisa Wiley, born in 
Boston, Massachusetts, September 29. 1824, 
daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Wright) 
Wiley. Her father was the first treasurer of 
the Fitchburg railroad. Children: i. Mar- 



garet Wiley, born June I, 1844. 2. Charles 
Chauncey, December 22, 1845. 3- Henry 
Prescott, March 20, 1847. 4- John Eliott, 
January 15, 1849. 5, Mary Louisa, December 
14, 1850. 6. Catherine Wiley, September 24, 
1852. 7. Josiah Stearns, May 3, 1854, men- 
tioned below. 8. William Forbes, October 29, 
^855. 9. George Wiley, March 17, 1857, 
mentioned below. 10. Edith Stearns, October 
16. 1861. II. Ethel Wright, May 2, 1863. 

(Vni) Josiah Stearns Cushing, son of Wil- 
liam Gushing (7), was born in Bedford, Mass- 
achusetts, May 3, 1854. He received his edu- 
cation in the public and high schools of Clin- 
ton and Med ford. He began to learn the trade 
of printer when fourteen years old in the Uni- 
versity Press oflfice in Cambridge. He work- 
ed as a journeyman there and also in the print- 
ing offices of Rockwell & Churchill, Rand, 
Aver>' & Company, and Alfred Mudge & Son 
in Boston, and the Riverside Press, and John 
Wilson & Son, in Cambridge. He was a skill- 
ful craftsman, possessing mechanical ability of 
a high order. In 1878, with a very modest 
capital saved from his wages, he ventured to 
start in business on his own account, establish- 
ing a typesetting plant in a small room at the 
corner of Milk and Federal streets, Boston. 
His first work, a book given him on trial, with 
a promise of more work if that proved satis- 
factory, was such a superior specimen of the 
printer's art that he won immediately a con- 
siderable patronage and was soon obliged to 
enlarge his quarters. His business increased 
rapidly, and in 1889, when he had been in bus- 
iness a little over ten years, he took a floor in 
the Estes Press building, on Summer street, 
Boston, and increased his force to one hundred 
and twenty-five compositors. In 1895 he 
located his business in Norwood, Massachu- 
setts, a suburb of Boston, in the Norwood 
Press building erected for the purpose, in 
association with Berwick & Smith, whose bus- 
iness is press-work exclusively. Later the 
firm of E. Fleming & Company, bookbinders, 
were added to the combination, thus complet- 
ing the largest bookmaking plant in the United 
States. The Norwood Press ranks among 
the foremost printing concerns in this country 
and in some respects is unique. Mr. Gushing 
is the designer of several faces of type in 
general use in the United States and extremely 
popular, in both book and commercial work. 
Mr. Cushing has made a specialty of college 
text books and standard educational works in 
various languages, and the Cushing fonts for 
Greek, Hebrew and other foreign languages 

arc the standard in this country. His designs 
for mathematical signs and symbols are also 
in general use. At one time for a period of 
four years he had as partner George A. Went- 
worth, professor in Phillips Academy, Exeter, 
and author of a popular series of mathematical 
text-books. Mr. Cushing is president of the 
Norwood Press Company, the corporation 
owning the real estate, etc., in Norwood. For 
many years he had the contracts for printing 
the reports of the United States supreme court 
and the United States courts of appeals. 

He is a member of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company of Boston and was 
elected second lieutenant in 1894, first lieuten- 
ant in 1900, and commander in 1902-03. He 
is a prominent Mason, a member of Joseph 
Warren Lodge of Boston, of Boston Com- 
mandery, and of the various bodies to the 
thirty-second degree. He was the first pres- 
ident of the Norwood Business Association, 
chairman of the board of trustees of the public 
library of Norwood, and for nine years pres- 
ident of the Boston Typothetae. He is ex- 
commqdore of the Winthrop Yacht Club, 
owner of the yachts "Owl," "Nimbus" and 
"Lilias," and until recently also a member of 
the Massachusetts, Hull, Jeffries, Corinthian 
and Atlantic Yacht Clubs. He is a member of 
the Boston Athletic Association and of the 
Aldine Association of New York, and an 
ex-president of the Boston Club, the oldest 
dining club in America, and the acknowledged 
birth-place of the Republican party. From 
1900 to 1907 inclusive he served on the staff 
of Colonel James A. Frye, commanding the 
First Heavy Artillery, M. V. M., as first lieu- 
tenant and regimental commissary and as cap- 
tain and quartermaster, respectively. He re- 
sides on the Sanders road. Norwood. He 
married, March 30, 1876, Lilias Jean Ross, of 
Cambridge, born October 30, 1854, daughter 
of William Munro and Elizabeth (Metcalf) 
Ross. Their only child living is Lilias Stearns, 
born February 9, 1891. 

(VIII) George Wiley Cushing, son of Rev. 
William Cushing (7), was born at Bedford, 
Massachusetts, March 17, 1857. He was ed- 
ucated in the public schools and has been asso- 
ciated with .his brother in business for a num- 
ber of years. He is secretary of the J. S. 
Cushing Company. He is a member of the 
Orient Lodge of Free Masons and has been 
its secretary for eleven years. He served six 
years as member of the Norwood school com- 
mittee, part of the time as chairman. He mar- 
ried. October 4. 1886, Arabella E. Burgess, 



daughter of Silas A. and Eveline Eliza Hast- 
ings (Jones) Burgess. Their only child is 
Walter Burgess, born in Cambridge, June 30, 
1887, student in the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

Richard Barker, immigrant 
BARKER ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land, and settled in Andover, 
Massachusetts, as early as 1643. He was 
doubtless related to the Rowley family. James 
P>arker, of Rowley, was admitted a freeman 
(October 7. 1640; died September, 1678. 
Thomas Barker, of Rowley, was a proprietor 
of Rowley in 1643; ^^^^^ November, 1650. 
Richard Barker was the first settler in what is 
now the town of Andover, the only citizen 
known to have been there as early as 1643. In 
a 6.^^^ of land and stock in Ipswich to Richard 
Barker. August 13, 1643, ^'^^ residence is given 
as Cochichawicke (Andover). He was a 
prominent man in both town and church 
affairs, and served on .many important com- 
mittees, was often selectman, and adminis- 
tered many estates for his neighbors, perform- 
ing the duties assumed later by lawyers in the 
community. His house lot was near that of 
John Osgood, on the north side of Cochicha- 
wicke, and his descendants settled in the vicin- 
ity until the entire shore of Great Pond on 
the n6rth, east and south, was taken up by the 
farms of the family. His will, dated April 7, 
1688, proved March 28. 1693, bequeathed to 
children John, William, Ebenezer. Richard, 
Stephen, Benjamin, Sarah and Hester, and to 
grandchildren Priscilla, Hester and Sarah, 
children of deceased daughter Hannah. His 

wife Joanna . died April 10, 1687. 

Children: i. Deacon John, died 1722. 2. Eb- 
enezer, born March 22, 1651 : died 1747, aged 
ninetv-five vears ; had sons Ebenezer and 
Nathan. 3. William, born 1646; mentioned 
below. 4. Richard, born April 10, 1651 : had 
son Richard. 5. Stephen, born July 5, 1659; 
had sons Stephen. Zebadiah and James. 6. 
Benjamin, born February 28, 1663; died 1750, 
leaving sons Benjamin and Joseph, and Han- 
aniah. 7. Sarah. 8. Hester. 9. Hannah. 

(H) William Barker, son of Richard 
Barker (r). bom in Andover, 1646, died 1718, 
(January 3, 1722 ?), aged seventy-two years: 
married, July 6, 1670. Mary Stevens, born 
1652. died ^Iay i. 1703. He was one of the 
leading citizens of the town, held various 
offices and was for manv vears deacon of the 
church. Children: i. William. 2. John, 
born Februar}' 10. 1690: mentioned below. 3. 

Deacon Samuel, bom 1683; died 1766, aged 
eighty-three, a prominent citizen of Andover. 
And several daughters. 

(III) John Barker, son of William Barker 
(2), born in Andover, February 10, 1690, died 

there October 24, 1764; married Sarah , 

born 1695, died July i, 1761. 

(IV) Stephen Barker, son of John Barker 
(3), born June 15, 1724, died at Andover, 
April 20, 181 1 ; married June 22, 1749, Sarah 
Chadwick, of an old Bradford family. Chil- 
dren: I. John, born April 14, 1753, mention- 
ed below. 2. Stephen Jr.. born 1771, deputy 
to the general court, member of , the governor's 
council and state constitutional convention. 

(V) John Barker, son of Stephen Barker 
(4), born in Andover, April 14, 1753, died 
(3ctober 8, 1839. He was a farmer in North 
Andover. He was a soldier in the revolution, 
and took part in the battle of Bunker Hill, 
a sergeant in Captain Benjamin Farnum's 
company. Colonel James Frye*s regiment, and 
in 1777 also in Captain John Adams's com- 
pany. Colonel Samuel Johnson's regiment. H^ 
won a name for coolness and bravery at Bunk — 
er Hill, and is specially mentioned in the his 
tory of Andover. He married, October 3r 
1780, Phebe Wood, born April 24, 1753, di< 
October 8, 1839, daughter of Wood, o 
North Andover. Children, born in Andover 
I. Mary, born November 22, 1781 : marrit 

Kilburn. 2. Sarah, born October \^ . 

1783; married Dodge. 3. Phebe, bor*:"! 

March 9, 1786. 4. Charlotte, born March !■". 

1788; married Bradley. 5. Hannah. 

born October 25, 1790, died unmarried. 6. 

Harriet, born June 4, 1795. married 

Dodge. 7. John, born December 3, 1797; 
mentioned below. 8. Eliza, born February 25, 

(VI) John Barker, son of John Barker 
(5), born in North Andover, December 3. 
1797, died there July 4, 1861 : married Mar}* 
Longley, born December 2, 181 1, at Sidney, 
Maine, died at North Andover, November 30, 
1889. Children, born at North Andover: i. 
John, born April 7, 1845 » mentioned below. 2. 
Phebe E., born July 30, 1846: married James 
Henry Nason, 1868; lives at Boxford, Massa- 
chusetts. 3. Cieorge L., born April 7, 1848, 
foreman of a farm in Dan vers, Massachusetts. 
4. Jacob, born May 3, 1849; ^'ves upon the 
homestead ; mentioned below. 5. Clinton C. 
born May 31, 1851, died October 5, 1887, 
leaving a son Clinton C, who lives with his 
uncle John Barker. 6. Mary, born July 17. 
1853, died March 2^^ 1854. 



(\T1) John Barker, son of John Barker 
(6). was bom in North Andover, April 7, 
1845. He was educated in the district schools 
of his native town and the Tilton Academy. 
Except for about fifteen months during which 
he worked in a shop in Charlestown, Mass- 
achusetts, he has been a farmer all his life. 
At the age of twenty-two he bought a farm 
in Boxford, but after four years went back 
to the homestead in Andover, buying it in 
partnership with his brother Clinton from 
their brother Jacob. Four years later he sold 
his share back to Jacob He bought the farm 
of his wife's father, James Nason, and con- 
ducted it until 1902, when he sold it to George 
Kunhardt and bought the farm that he now 
occupies. His farm is in North Andover, and 
comprises sixty acres of land with excellent 
buildings. He does general farming. He is a 
member of Cochichewick Lodge, F. and A. M. ; 
Mount Sinai Chapter, R. A. M. ; Lawrence 
Council, R. S. ^L ; Bethany Commandery, K. 
T.. and North Andover Grange. He is a Re- 
publican in politics. He married, September 
2. 1868, at North Andover, Catherine M. 
Nason, born at North Andover, June, 1841, 
daughter of James and Ruby Nason. Mr. and 
Mrs. Barker have no children. 

James Nason, father of Mrs. John Barker, 
was bom in 181 5, said to have been born at 
sea when the family was coming to America; 
married April 3, 1840, Ruby S. Kimball, born 
January 21, 1818, at North Andover, died 
there August 30, 1900; children: i. Catherine 
M. Nason, born June, 1841, mentioned above, 
married John Barker; ii. Mary E. Nason, 
born November 19, 1843, ^^s school teacher 
in Cambridge a number of years, now living 
with Mrs. Barker ; iii. James Henry, born Jan- 
uary 19, 1847, lives in Boxford, farmer ; iv. 
John H. Nason, born October 18, 1849, wheel- 
wright at Boxford; v. Frank E. Nason, born 
November 21, 1852, lives in Boston, Massa- 
chusetts. William Nason, father of James 
Xason. was a citizen of Andover: children: 
John W. Nason : William Nason ; James Na- 
son. mentioned above. 

(VII) Jacob Barker, son of John Barker 
(6). was bom in North Andover, May 3, 1840. 
He was educated in the public schools of his 
native town and at Phillips Academy, And- 
over. He worked on the farm when a boy, 
and continued with his father on the home- 
stead, and succeeded to the ownership when 
his father died. At one time he sold the farm 
to his brothers John and Clinton, but after a 
few years bought back the share of John and 

continued farming in partnership with his 
brother as long as he lived. After Clinton 
Barker died he bought the interests of his 
widow, and since then has been sole proprie- 
tor of the farm. The homestead comprises 
one hundred and seventy-five acres of land 
and supports a large dairy. Mr. Barker is 
engaged in general farming. At the time he 
sold the homestead he bought a farm in the 
neighboring town of Bradford, Massachusetts, 
but in 1888 he sold it to Mr. Richards of Hav- 
erhill, and returned to the homestead in North 
Andover. He is a Republican in politics. He 
belongs to Cochichewick Lodge, F. and A. 
M. ; Mount Sinai Chapter, R. A. M.; and 
North Andover Grange, No. 128, Patrons of 
Husbandry. He is a Republican. He mar- 
ried, June I, 1881, Annie J. Robinson, born 
1857, 3t Denny sville, Maine, daughter of 
Thomas and Jane (Close) Robinson. Chil- 
dren, born at .North Andover : Mary, Jessie, 
John Jacob, (jcorge R., Frank AL 

The English family of 
CHADWICK Chadwick, from which the 

American Chadwicks are 
descended, springs from a hamlet named 
Chadwick in Rochdale, Lancashire. William 
de Chadwyke, the first of the name, was born 
about 1355 and in 141 3 was called "Senior,*' 
then having a son William of age. His des- 
cendant, John de Chadwyk, of a few genera- 
tions later, was progenitor of the Chadwicks 
of Chadwick ; the Chadwicks of Healey Hall 
and of Mavcsyn, Rid ware, the Chadwicks of 
f\idleston Court. Herefordshire, late of Swin- 
ton Hall, Lancashire. The arms of the Chad- 
wicks of Chadwick : Gules an escutcheon with- 
in an orle of martlets argent: Crest: a lily 
argent stalked and leaved vert. The Swin- 
ton Hall family bears the same arms. Motto: 
In candorc Dccits. Crest: In front of two 
crosses crosslet fitchee in saltire, the flower 
and stem of a white lily slipped proper. A 
branch of the family in Cornwall spells the 
name sometimes Chadock, and bears similar 
arms showing relationship. Crest: On a 
ducal coronet or a martlet. The similarity of 
names indicates that the Healey branch of the 
family is that from which the American family 
given below is descended, though all the 
American Chadwicks, Chadocks and Shat- 
tucks are undoubtedly from the original stock 
at Chadwick, Lancashire. 

(I) Jordan Chadwick, younger brother of 
Henry de Chadwick, of Chadwick. and second 
son of John de Chadwyk, mentioned above, 



married Elianore, daughter of Christopher 
Kyrkeshoge, of Hundersfeld. 

(II) John Chadwick, son of Jordan Chad- 
wick, married Alice Okeden, daughter and co- 
heir of Adam Okeden, bringing into the fam- 
ily the Healey estates, Lancashire, that have 
descended in the Chadwick line to the present 
generation. Adam Okeden descended from 
Adam Okeden who married Havise, heir of 
Thomas de Heley. 

(III) Thomas Chad wy eke, son of John 
Chadwick (2), lived at Heley. 

(IV) Robert Chadwick Esq., son of 
Thomas Chadwycke (3), rebuilt with stone 
the old mansion at Hely (Heley or Healy). 

(V) John Chadwick, son of Robert Chad- 
wick (4). was of Healy Hall; married Cath- 
erine, only daughter and heir of Lewis Chad- 
wicke, of Mavesyn Rid ward, county Stafford, 
who was a colonel in the parliamentary army 
in the civil war. Mary, mother of Catherine, 
was daughter and heir of Anthony Bagot, of 
Colton. Lewis Chadwick was eldest son of 
John Chadwick Esq. and wife Joyce, daughter 
and co-heir of Thomas Ca warden Esq., of 
Mavesy-Ridware, sixth in descent from Sir 
John (Tawarden. Children: i. Charles, bap- 
tized March 6, 1637, married Anne Sachever- 
ell. 2. John, a vicar. 3. Jordan, of Oldham. 
4. Lewis. 5. Robert. 

The arms are the same or very similar to 
the original arms of the Chadwicks. Motto: 
Stans cum Rege. Charles Chadwick, the first 
of the name to settle in New England, was 
admitted a freeman of Watertown, Massachu- 
setts, May 18, 1631 ; was town officer and 
deputy to the general court; died April 10, 
1682, aged eighty-six. His will dated June 
30, 1681, bequeathed to wife Elizabeth, who 
died February 22, 1684, kinsmen Thomas and 
John Chadwick; to the eldest son of Thomas 
Chadwick and to Charles, the eldest son of 
John Chadwick. Jeremiah Norcross, of 
Watertown, mentions "brother Charles Chad- 
wick." John Chadwick Sr., of Maiden, was 
there as early as 1648; his will dated Decem- 
ber I, 1680, proved April 5, 1681, devised to 
sons John, James and Samuel, daughter Han- 
nah and three married daughters*. 

( I ) Thomas Chadwick, the kinsman of 
Charles Chadwick, mentioned in his will, was 
])robably a nephew. That will proves that all 
the New England Chadwicks were related. A 
branch of the family also settled in New Jer- 
sey, perhaps not closely related to these of 
New England. Thomas was born in 1655 and 
settled early at Newbury, Massachusetts, but 

removed to Watertown in 1679. He married, 
April 6, 1674-75, Sarah Walcott. Children 
born at Newbury: i. Sarah, born October 3, 
1675. 2. Thomas, born 1677. Children born 
at W^atertown : 3. John, born November 20, 
i()8o. 4. Elizabeth, born October 31, 1682, 
died aged twelve. 5. Lydia, born March 22, 
1685, died aged nine. 6. Richard, born April 
20, 1687. 7- Daniel, born January 20, 1689. 
8. Jonathan, born April 4, 1691, mentioned 
below. 9. Elizabeth, born October 14, 1695. 

(II) Jonathan Chadwick, son of Thomas 
Chadwick (i), born April 4, 1691, died May 

1, 1754. He married, October 25, 1722, Han- 
nah Kimball, who died July 25, 1736, aged 
thirty-seven or forty-one years. Children born 
at Bradford: i. Elizabeth, bom July 10, 
1723, (lied December 16, 1743. 2. John, born 
January i, 1724-25, died young. 3. Eunice, 
born April 29, 1726, married, April 9, 1752, 
Richard Kimball. 4. John, born July 7, 1728. 

5. Jonathan, born May 7, 1730, mentioned 
below. 6. David, born September 8, 1732, 
married, December 25, 1760, Sarah Hazeltine; 
drowned in the Merrimac river, November 19, 
1 761. 7. Joseph, born January 7, 1735. 

(III) Jonathan Chadwick, son of Jonathan 
Chadwick (2), born May 7, 1730, died Sep- 
tember 15, 1808. He married, February 17, 
1756, Sarah Kimball, who survived him and 
died April 15, 1821, aged eighty-seven. Chil- 
dren born at Bradford: i. Dorothy, born 
April 21, 1759, ^l^c^ unmarried. May 21, 1812. 

2. Joseph, mentioned below. 

(IV) Joseph Chadwick, son of Jonathan 
Chadwick (3), born December 23, 1760, died 
l^^ebruary 25, 1832, aged seventy-one years. 
He married, June 30, 1787, Mary Parker, bom 
December 8, 1767, daughter of Bradstreet and 
Rebecca (Balch) Parker, and granddaughter 
of .Abraham and Elizabeth Parker, of Brad- 
ford. Children born at Bradford: i. Marv 
Parker, born June 5, 1788, died unmarried, 
January 17, 1830. 2. Sarah, born April 27. 
1790, died April i, 1820. 3. Hannah, born 
March 31. 1792, died April 2, 1795. 4. 
Eunice, born October 13. 1793. died April 26, 
1795. 5. Hannah, born December 28, 1795. 

6. Captain Jonathan, born August 20, 1797, 
married, December 9, 1824, Eunice Day; died 
February 2, 1830, aged thirty-two. 7. Joseph, 
born September 3, 1799. blown up in a steam- 
boat on the Mississippi river, April 21, 1838. 
8. George, born October 8, 1801, married 
Susan Brewster Gilbert. 9. Benjamin Parker, 
born March 30, 1804. 10. Bradstreet (twin), 
born December 6, 1806, mentioned below. 11. 





1 (twin), born December 6, 1806, died 
ber 14, 1809. 12. William, born June 
9, died July 13, 1843. 
Bradstreet Chadwick, son of Joseph 
ick (4), born at Bradford, December 6, 
lied there June 7, 1841. He married 
Phillips, who died in 1888. Children 
t Bradford: i. William Bradstreet, 
arch 6, 1833. 2. Jonathan Gilbert, bom 
r 9. 1834 (town records), mentioned 
3. Eliza Ann, born November 24, 

4. Joseph Warren, born October 22, 

5. Mary Angelina, born 1840, married 
I Wilson and Otis Jaques. 

Jonathan Gilbert Chadwick, son of 
•eet Chadwick (5), was born in Brad- 
)ctober 9, 1834. He was educated in 
)lic schools of his native town and in 
Andover. His father died when he 
;s than seven years of' age. He went 
lover to live not long afterward, and 
le age of nine began to earn his own liv- 
a farm. Wlien he was fourteen he en- 
he employ of Jonathan Bradley, of 
Andover, and also learned the trade of 
ker. It was the common practice for 
-ngland farmers to follow some trade 
opering or shoemaking in the winter 
. He bought a farm in Bradford in 
ly with his brother, Joseph Warren 
ck, but after three years sold out and 
d to North Andover. In 1867 he 
his present farm in that town. It then 
;ed one hundred acres, but he has 
about seventy-five acres more and 

improved the barns and other build- 
?modeling the house. He has a large 
md follows market gardening exten- 

Two sons are associated in business 
im. They have three large green- 
and make a specialty of lettuce. Mr. 
ick has been successful in his business; 

enterprising and industrious, upright 
lare in his dealings, he has won a posi- 
[h in the esteem of his townsmen. Mr. 
ck is a Republican in politics and has 
ominent in town aflFairs. He was on 
rd of selectmen for one year. He is a 
• of North Andover Grange, No. 128, 
; of Husbandry. In religion he is a 

larried Mary Jane Farmer, born July 
, at North Tewksbury, daughter of 
m and Mary (Kendall) Farmer, of 
Tewksbury. Her father was born in 
Tewksbury in 1805 and died in Brent- 
^ew Hampshire, i860, son of Eliphalet 

("Life") Farmer. Her mother was born at 
North Tewksbury in 1810 and died in North 
Andover, 1866. Children of Jefferson and 
Mary Farmer : James Farmer, Charles Farm- 
er, Mary Farmer, Thomas Farmer, lived in 
Andover; Mary J. Farmer, mentioned above; 
George Farmer, lived in Springfield, Massa- 
chusetts; Caroline E., married Edward S. 
Field, of Springfield. Children of Jonathan 
Gilbert and Mary Jane (Farmer) Chadwick: 
I. George G., born March, 1859, in business 
with his father, market gardening; married 
Carrie Carlton. 2. Warren B., born April, 
1867, in the ice cream business in Haverhill; 
married Marion Lawson; child, Gilbert L., 
born September, 1898. 3. Arthur T., born 
September, 1879, associated in business with 
his father and brother and lives near the home- 
stead ; married Emily Graham ; child, George 
G., born September, 1904. 

The surname Goodrich in 
GOODRICH England is very ancient. It 

was originally Godric, from 
whence we get Godricus, Godryke, Goodryke, 
Guthrich, Guthridge, Gothridge, Godridge, 
Goodridge, and the latter form survived until 
a very recent date in this branch of the family. 
In the correspondence between Colonel Birch, 
commander of the parliamentary forces in 
the siege of Goodrich Castle and Sir Henry 
Lingen who defended it, the latter called it 
Guthridge Castle, while Birch called it Good- 
rich Castle. The Saxon word god is clearly 
the primary root of the name and has the same 
meaning as the Gothic giith and the Danish 
gnd. Whether the suffix ric, rick, or rich 
really meant rich, or had the same meaning as 
when added to bishop, as bishopric, signifying 
dominion or rule over a district, is not entirely 
certain. The name Godric is found in Eng- 
land as early as 870, not of course as a sur- 
name, as the custom of using surnames came 
into use several centuries later. The famous 
old Goodrich Castle dates back to the era be- 
fore the Norman Conquest, the Goodriches be- 
ing unquestionably of Saxon origin. Its ruins 
stand on a commanding eminence near the 
southwestern extremity of Herefordshire, 
Wales, on the eastern bank of the river Wye, 
sixteen miles from Hereford and four from 
Ross. It was a typical fortified castle of 
medieval Saxon style with Norman additions. 
Its history would fill a volume by itself. It 
was dismantled, and all but destroyed, by the 
Roundheads during the civil war by order of 
Parliament, dated March i, 1647. 



There were five pioneers of this family in 
New England before 1640. William Good- 
rich, born near Bury St. Edmunds, England, 
settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut; married, 
October 4, 1648, Sarah Marvin, progenitor of 
most of the name in New England. John 
Goodrich, his brother, settled also in Wethers- 
field, son of John of Hegesset, who died 
in England in 1632, and grandson of Will- 
iam of Hegesset, SuflFolkshire, who died in 
163 1. Richard Goodrich, who settled in 
Guilford, Connecticut, in 1639, was proba- 
bly of this same family. The other two 
bear similar names. William and John Good- 
rich. William is mentioned below. John may 
have been his brother; he was of Water town 
in 1637, admitted freeman 1642, and is said to 
have died on a return voyage to England in 
1644. It is thought that he may have been son 
of Richard and Muriel (Evans) Goodrich. 
H so, his pedigree may be traced to about the 
year 1465. 

(I) William Goodrich, immigrant ancestor, 
was probably born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suf- 
folk county, England, and with his wife Mar- 
garet came to New England about 1634. As 
early as 1636 he was one of the proprietors of 
Watertown. Massachusetts, and he was ad- 
mitted a freeman in 1642. His homestall of 
five acres was in or near the northern bound- 
ary of the present Mount Auburn cemetery, 
about half-way between Watertown Center 
and Harvard Square. Cambridge. He died 
in 1647 and the inventory of his estate was 
dated April 3. 1647. He was a comparatively 
young man, probably less than forty years old 
at the time of his death. His widow married 
John Hull, of Newbury, Massachusetts, 
whither she went with her Goodrich children. 
Hull (lied October i, 1670, and she died Feb- 
ruary 3, 1683. Children of William and Mar- 
garet Goodrich : i . Mary, born perhaps, in 
England, married. December 20. 1653, Ed- 
ward Woodman, born 1628, and had children, 
Edward and Joanna Woodman. 2. Jeremiah, 
born March 6, 1638, mentioned below. 3. 
Joseph, born September 29, 1639, married 
Martha Moore; was apprentice in early life 
to Samuel Thatcher. 4. Benjamin, born April 
II. 1642, married Mary Jordan, second, De- 
borah Jordan : third, Sarah Croad. 

(H) Jeremiah Goodrich, son of William 
Goodrich or Goo<lridge (i), was born in 
Watertown, Massachusetts, March 6, 1638. 
married. November 15, 1660, Mary Adams, 
daughter of Robert and Eleanor Adams, of 
Newbury, Massachusetts. He was brotjght up 

in Newbury and settled there. Children: i. 
Mary, born in Newbury, November 21. 1663, 
married, April 21, 1684, Arthur Thresher. 2. 
William, born August 2, 1665. 3. Jeremiah, 
married Mary . 4. Philip, bom No- 
vember 23. 1669, ancestor of the Lunenburg 
and Fitchburg family. 5. Elizabeth, born 
February 27. 1679, married, October 10, 17 10. 
John Cooper. 6. Hannah, born November 15. 
1681. married, 1703, Nathaniel Pettingill, born 
January 21. 1676, son of Mathew and Sarah 
(Noyes) Pettingill. 7. John, mentioned be- 

(HT) John Goodrich, son of Jeremiah 
Goodrich or Goodridge (2), born in New- 
bury. May 26. 1685, died November 15, 
1754. He resided in Newbury and Gloucester. 
Massachusetts. He married, June 13, 1707, 
Hannah Brown, daughter of James Brown, 
glazier, formerly of Charlestown, Massachu- 
setts. Two sons are known: i. John, born 
June 24, 1708, mentioned below. 2. James. 

(IV) John Goodrich, son of John Goodrich 
(3). bom in Newbury, Massachusetts, June 
24, 1708, removed with his parents to Glouces- 
ter about 1710; married, January 5, 1737, 
Elizabeth Woodman ; he resided in Gloucester. 
Children: i. John, born October 18. 1739. 
mentioned below. 2. Elizabeth, bom October 

fV) John Goodrich, son of John Goodrich 
(4). born in Gloucester. October 18, 1739. 
settled in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He mar- 
ried prior to 1769, Lydia Morrison, daughter 
of John and Lydia Morrison, of Haverhill. 
The will of John Morrison, dated 1770, men- 
tions his son-in-law, John Goodrich Jr. Lydia 
Morrison was the ninth child of John and 
Lvdia (Robinson) Morrison. Her father was 
born in Newbury in 1693; bought land in 1717 
on the Kings Highway in Exeter: received in 
1726 a deed of forty acres of land in Newbury 
from his father. Daniel Morrison, and later 
settled in Haverhill where he was a taxpayer 
in 1741 ; signed petitions 1743-46; made his 
will in 1770, John Goodrich Jr., executor. 
Daniel ^Torrison (i), father of John (2). 
resided in Newbury as early as 1660: married 
Hannah Griffin, daughter of John and Lydia 
CShatswell) Griffin. Lydia Shatswell was 
daughter of Theophilus Shatswell. and grand- 
daughter of Theophilus Shatswell. John 
Goodrich (5). resided near Shad Village in 
Haverhill ; married, second, Polly Butler. He 
was a shipwright. Chase mentions in his "His- 
tory of Haverhill" that in 1815 the ship 
"Thorn" was launched; that she had been 

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sleeping on the stocks nearly all the time of 
the War of 1812; that she was built by John 
Goodrich, five of whose grandsons command- 
ed their own vessels — Captain John Goodrich 
(/), of Portsmouth; Captain Amos Tappan 
{/). Captain Phineas Goodrich (7), Captain 
Jeremiah Cioodrich (7), and Captain John 
(joodpich, of Haverhill. John Goodrich \5) 
was a soldier in the revolution, a private m 
C'aptain Ebenezer Colby's company, Colonel 
Johnson's regiment, on the Lexington alarm. 
Children: 1. James, mentioned below. 2 
John, inentamed below. .A^nd several daugh- 


(VI) James Goodrich, son of John Good- 
rich (5), born in Haverhill in 1773, married 
Hannah Parker, daughter of William Parker, 
f>f Bradford, Massachusetts, and removed to 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire. They had 
thirteen children. 

(VII) Colonel John Goodrich, son of 
James Goodrich (6), born 1794, married Mary 
Gay, of Haverhill, and resided in Portsmouth ; 
was colonel of state militia in 1827-28; owned 
several vessels and was captain of one; was 
engaged in the lumber trade with his brother, 
Captain Amos Goodrich; and when the rail- 
road was built to Boston established the first 
express business; they bought the Jaffray 
house built in 1723 and they and their des- 
cendants resided there ; Colonel John was call- 
ed a very handsome man. 

(VIII) Rev. Massena Goodrich, son of 
Colonel John Goodrich (7), of Portsmouth. 
was born in Portsmouth in 1819; married. 
1846, Charlotte E. Nutter, and was ordained 
in the Christian ministry in 1845 ^" ^^^ ^"^' 
versalist church of Haverhill. It is said that 
half his parishioners were related by ties of 
blood or marriage. He also was pastor in 
parishes at East Cambridge, Waltham, Mass- 
achusetts; Lewiston, Maine; Pawtucket and 
Burrillville, Rhode Island, and he celebrated 
the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination in 
a sermon preached January, 1895, ^^ Burrill- 
ville. He celebrated his golden wedding at 
his home in Pawtucket in 1896. He was 
deemed one of the best Greek and Hebrew 
scholars in his denomination, reading the 
Bible in both these languages yearly until his 
death. For two years he was professor of 
Biblical languages in St. Lawrence Univprsity, 
Canton, New York, and he contributed many 
articles to the denominational papers. For 
twenty-five years he wrote the editorials for 
ihe Pawtucket Gazette and Chronicle. He also 

wrote the History of North Providence in 
1865 and of Pawtucket in 1876. Children: 
John, Joseph, Lucinda P., Emily LeBosquet, 
Charles S., Charlotte P. Miss Emily LeBos- 
quet Goodrich furnished much of the material 
for this sketch; she resides at 3 Cross street, 

(VI) John Goodrich, son of John Goodrich 
(5), was born in Haverhill in 1766; married 
Mary Johnson, of that town, and was a pros- 
perous farmer there. He died in 1828. She 
was born 1771, died i860. Children: i. 
Sophia, born 1796. died 181 1. 2. Theodore, 
born 1798, died 1813. 3. Timothy J., born 
1800, died 1887. 4. Hazen, born 1802, died 
aged twenty. 5. Joseph, born 1806, died 
1893. ^>- Mary, bom 1810, died 1874. 7. 
John, born 1815, died 1878. 8. Theodore, 
born 1817. died 1904. 9. Daniel, mentioned 

(VTI) Daniel Goodrich, son of John (6) 
and Mary (Johnson) Goodrich, born in West , 
Parish, Haverhill, January 17, 1820, died in 
February, 1906. He was educated in the com- 
mon schools and attended Bradford Academy 
when that institution was conducted as a 
school for boys and girls, and one of the teach- 
ers at that time was Benjamin Greenleaf, the 
author of Greenleaf s Jrithnietic. Upon 
reaching his majority Mr. Goodrich entered 
upon his business career; he established a 
shoe manufacturing business which he con- 
ducted alone for a time, when he took 
as a partner Daniel Fitts, the firm name 
appearing as Fitts & Goodrich. This contin- 
ued about four years when Dudley Porter was 
admitted as a member. Mr. Fitts retired about 
one year later, when the firm became Good- 
rich & Porter and was thus known for twenty- 
eight years. In 1890 the firm, which had be- 
come widely known by the shoe trade through- 
out this and foreign countries, dissolved and 
the present firm of H. B. Goodrich & Com- 
pany succeeded to the business. When Dan- 
iel Goodrich practically retired from the 
aflfairs of the company there probably was no 
man in Eastern Massachusetts better known in 
the shoe manufacturing business than he. 
Although a ' man ripe in years he re- 
tained his faculties to the last and was 
known for his wonderful retentive memory. 
He had always shrunk from public life, pre- 
ferring his home and his family, to which 
he was devotedlv attached. C3ne of his 
chief delights was his library, where, sur- 
rounded by his family, he took pleasure in the 



books it contained. His memory was so re- 
markable and retentive that after reading a 
poem or a book he was able to recite passages 
from either years after. While of keen liter- 
ary taste, Mr. Goodrich never became con- 
nected with any of the organizations in the 
city, preferring to spend all of his leisure 
time at his home, and his only social connec- 
tions were with the Pentucket Club and he 
was one of the leading members of the First 
Universalist Church of which he was a 

He married in 1841, Marion Brickett, a 
native of Haverhill, Massachusetts. Their 
children were: i. Hazen B., born in 1842, 
now engaged in the manufacture of shoes 
under the style of H. B. Goodrich and Com- 
pany; he married Mary E. Lane, and had one 
son, Hazen L., who died in 1902; he married 
Mary J. Goodwin, of Boston, Massachusetts, 
and has one child, Mariette. 2. Annie Eliza- 
beth Goodrich. 

Only a few months before his death Mr. 
Goodrich said: "I often hear people say 
they dread to grow old. Tell them it is not to 
be feared. I have found age as agreeable as any 
other part of my life." He repeated Whittier's 
"The Eternal Goodness" not an hour before 
the end, fully conscious that it was approach- 
ing, saying, "It is all right." His life was a 
lesson to all of how a reasonable man should 
live and die, for it was all deserved and earned 
by a life of correct living. 

The male members of the failiily were all 
tall and commanding in appearance, courteous 
but modest and unassuming in manner. 
Love of kin was a strong trait in their 
character. They inherited a thirst for 
knowledge, historical books and deep philo- 
sophical reading being their special de- 
light. An elderly lady in Haverhill once re- 
marked that she "never knew a Goodrich who 
was not intelligent and an excellent conver- 
sationalist." Hospitality and generosity were 
marked characteristics of the family. It was 
a common saying that no person was ever 
turned away hungry from their doors, their 
table always being furnished with the best the 
market supplied. One of them taught succes- 
sive generations how to remember the poor 
by laying in many bushels of potatoes yearly 
for his children to distribute among the needy 
ones. This example was followed for several 
generations. Xo needy person ever applied to 
a Goodrich in vain, writes one who knew the 
family well for several generations. 

The surname Crane has an ancient 
CRANE English history dating back to the 

Hundreds Rolls of the thirteenth 
century, and was probably a Norman local 
name earlier. Its similarity to the name of a 
bird has caused some of the families to adopt 
the crane as a symbol on their coat-of-arms, 
and indeed some branches of the family may 
have adopted the emblem before taking the 
surname. The coat-of-arms of the Crane fam- 
ily of Suffolk, England, to which some, if not 
all the American families, belong, is: Argent 
a fesse between three crosses crosslet fitchee 
gules. Crest: A crane proper. There have 
been many distinguished Englishmen of this 
name from the earliest use of the surname. 
There were a number of pioneers of this fam- 
ily in Massachusetts and Connecticut before 

(I) Henry Crane, immigrant ancestor, born 
in England, in 1621, settled in Dorchester, 
Massachusetts, and is progenitor of the fam- 
ily to which L'nited States Senator Winthrop 
Alurray Crane belongs. He bought a farm of 
one hundred and twenty acres of land with 
house and buildings in Dorchester in that 
part set off as Milton, September i, 1654. The 
first road over Milton Hill was laid out by his 
house, passing through the Dorchester woods 
from Braintree to Roxbury and was laid out 
by the town of Braintree. He was selectman 
of Milton in 1679-80-81 and was trustee of the 
first meeting house in Milton. He was en- 
gaged in iron manufacture in Milton and ac- 
quired considerable property. There is an 
autograph letter of Henry Crane's, written 
May 7, 1677, and preserved in the Massachu- 
setts Archives, vol. 30, i, 239, in answer to 
an order to dispose of three Indian servants, 
the colony having made it unlawful to hold 
Indians in bondage. He pleaded for time to 
comply with order to save himself from loss 
in the sale of his slaves. He married first 

Tabitha , in England. She died in 

1681. He married second, 1683, Elizabeth, 
(laughter of Stephen Kinsley, of Milton. He 
died at Milton March 21, 1709. Children: r. 
Henry Jr., mentioned below. 2. Benjamin, 
born about 1656; wounded in Swamp fight in 
King Philip's war, December 19, 1675. 3- 
Stephen, born about 1657. 4. John, born Jan- 
uary 30, 1658-9; settled in Taunton, Massa- 
chusetts; married Hannah Leonard. 5. Eliz- 
abeth, born August 14, 1663; married first. 
Elcazer Gilbert : second, George Townsend. 6. 
Ebenezcr, born August 6, 1665. 7. Mary, born 


- 695 

November 22, 1666; married Samuel Hackett. 

8. Samuel, born June 8, 1669. 9. Anna, re- 
sided at Taunton. 

(II) Henry Crane Jr., son of Henry Crane 
(i), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, about 
1650, died in Milton, December 3, 171 8. He 
resided in Milton. Children: i. William, 
born 1684; mentioned below. 2. Keziah. 3. 
Joanna. 4. Silas. 5. Elizabeth. 

(III) Lieutenant William Crane, son of 
Henry Crane Jr. (2), born in 1684, i" Milton 
or Stoughton, died in Stoughton, July 20, 
1742, aged fifty-eight years. He married a 
daughter of Matthias and Abigail Puffer ; she 
was born at Dedham, May 18, 1685. Her 
mother was Abigail Everett, daughter of 
Richard. Matthias Puflfer was son of the 
immigrant, George Puflfer of Braintree. Crane 
was a prominent citizen, lieutenant of the mili- 
tary' company ; town clerk ; assessor. His wife 
died July 31, 1772. Children, born at Stough- 
ton: I. Keturah, December 27, 1708. 2. Elihu, 
July 26, 1710: mentioned below. 3. Abi- 
gail, March 7, 1712. 4. Esther, April 5, 1714; 
5. Henry, May 16, 1719. 6. Jeremiah, (twin), 
March 16, 1721. 7. Keziah (twin), March 
16, 1721. 8. William Jr., October 25, 1722. 

9. Zebulon, September 26, 1726. 

(IV) EKeacon Elihu Crane, son of Lieuten- 
ant William Crane (3), was bom in Stough- 
ton, July 26, 1710. He resided in the north 
precinct of Stoughton, now Canton. He mar- 
ried August 2, 1743, Elizabeth Houghton (in- 
tentions dated March 11, 1742-3) of Brain- 
tree. She died July 5, 1762, in her fortieth 
year. He died January 4, 1789. Children, 
i)orn in Stoughton: i. Martha, October 11, 
1745. 2. William, February 2, 1746-7. 3. 
Nathan, December 11, 1748. 4. Elizabeth, 
January 11, 1755. 5. Keziah, November 28, 


(V) Nathan Crane, son of Elihu Crane 

(4), born December 11, 1748, died December 

10. 1837. He was a soldier in the revolution, 
in Captain James Endicott's company. Colonel 
Lemuel Robinson's regiment, on the Lexing- 
ton alarm, April 19, 1775; also corporal in 
Captain Endicott's company, Colonel Benja- 
min Gill's regiment, sent to fortify Dorchester 
Heights, March 4, 1776. His company march- 
ed to Moon Island. June 13, 1776, when the 
British fleet was driven out of Boston harbor. 
He married first. Esther Damon, born August 
18. 1753. died November 24, 1807; second, 
Hannah (Withington) Howe, widow of 
Thomas Howe, September 11, 1808. She died 
May 5, 1848. Children of first wife: i. Eliz- 

abeth, born February 18, 1773, died September 
15, 1778. 2. Ebenezer, born January 12, died 
September 22, 1778. 3. Enos, born August 
II, 1777, died May 31, 1816. 4. NatVan, born 
December 9, 1779, died December 5, 1810. 5. 
Mary, born August 24, 1782, died October 9, 
1816. 6. Elizabeth, born October 11, 1784, 
died January 8, 1839. 7. Ebenezer, born June 
28, 1787, died October 21, 1849. 8. Martha, 
born June 6, 1790, died November i, 1857. 9- 
Esther, born October 12, 1792, died Decem- 
ber 7, 1829. 10. Newton, born July 17, 1797, 
died May 15, 1799. 

(VI) Nathan Crane Jr., son of Nathan 
(rane (5), born on the old homestead Decem- 
ber 9, 1779, died December 5, 1810. He lived 
in Canton. He married Betsey Paul, born 
July 21, 1784, twin daughter of Ebenezer Paul. 
(See Paul family). After the death of Crane 
she married second. Ebenezer Crane, April 
13, 1815; children: i. Nathan, born December 
7, 1818; died February 5, 1900; married Feb- 
ruary 20, 1867, Isabel Malcolm, who died Sep- 
tember 24, 1896. ii. Elizabeth, born January 
5, 1821 ; died May 30, 1902; married May 31, 
1849, Samuel Davis, iii. Eleazer Paul; iv. 
Betsey Paul. Children of Nathan Jr. and 
Betsey (Paul) Crane: 1. Abigail Talbot 
Crane, born May 5, 1809, died April 21, 1834. 
2. Ebenezer Paul Crane, mentioned below. 

(VII) Ebenezer Paul Crane, son of Nathan 
Crane Jr., (6), was born at Canton, Novem- 
ber 9, 1810: married April 7, 1836, Sarah S. 
Clark, of Dedham, born March 27, 1812, 
daughter of Jacob and Prudence (Stowe) 
Clark. (See Clark). Crane was brought up 
in Canton and educated in the public schools 
of that town. He removed to Dedham in 
1828, and learned the trade of blacksmith in 
the shop of William Bullard. He did not fol- 
low that trade, however, becoming a skilled 
machinist and working in the East Dedham 
cotton mill until 1862. He purchased a farm 
between Dedham and Norwood in 1864, and 
followed farming on this place for eight years, 
returning then to the homestead of his wife's 
parents, where he lived the rest of his days. 
He died August 18, 1892. Mr. Crane was a 
member of the Congregational church of Ded- 
ham. and for a time was superintendent of its 
Sunday-school. Children, born in Dedham : 
I. Abby Talbot, born April 18, 1839; married 
George PVancis Wight, June 6, 1882. 2. 
Lorenzo Clark, born ^Iay 9. 1843, died Janu- 
ary 15, 1845. 3- ^-tartha Clark, born Decem- 
ber 6. 1850; resides in Dedham. 



Joseph Clark, immigrant ances- 
CLARK tor, was born in county Suffolk, 

England. He married, in 1640, 
just prior to sailing for America, Alice Pep- 
per. He settled at Dedham, Massachusetts, 
and signed the Dedham Covenant. He was 
one of the thirteen original grantees and 
founders of the adjoining town of ^ledfield ; 
was admitted a freeman there May 18, 1653. 
His homestead in Medfield was on the west 
side of South street, and an old cellar hole 
near the corner of Oak street for many years 
has marked the site of his former dwelling. 
He was a man of property and influence ; was 
selectman in 1660. He died January 6, 1684; 
his wife died March 17, 1710. Children: i. 
Joseph, born February 27, 1642; married 
April 8, 1663, Maria Wright; died September 
4, 1702; mentioned below. 2. Benjamin, born 
P>bruary 9, 1643; married Dorcas Morse. 3. 
Ephraim, born February 4, 1646; married 
March 6, 1669, Maria Butler. 4. Daniel, born 
Sci)tcmbcr 29, 1647; mortally wounded by 
Indians, dying April 7, 1676, in King Philip's 
war. 5. Mary, born June 12, 1649. 6. Sarah, 
born February 21, 1651 ; married January 7, 
1673, John Bavers. 7. John, born October 28, 
1652. 8. Nathaniel, born October 6, 1658; 
married May i, 1669. Experience Hinsdell. 9. 
Rebecca, born August 16, 1660; married first, 
May I, 1679, John Richardson; second, John 
Hall; she died February 17, 1738-9. 

(H) Joseph Clark, son of Joseph Clark 
(i), was born in Dedham, February 27, 1642. 
His father received a grant of land for a 
house lot for Joseph Jr. in 1663. In 1674 his 
house was situate near Pine Swamp, near the 
junction of Curve and Spring streets, Med- 
field, and he built a malt house near it. He 
married April 8, 1663, Mary Allen, born 1641, 
daughter of James Allen of Medfield, cousin 
of Rev. John Allen of Dedham. Allen bc- 
(jueathed a house to his son-in-law. Joseph 
Clark, on the site now or lately of the house 
of G. W. Kingsbury. At the time of his death 
Clark owned land at the planting field and at 
Wrentham, besides his homestead. He was 
selectman of the town for some years, deputy 
to the general court, and held other offices of 
less importance. He and his wife both died 
1702: he on September 4. Children: i. 


Joseph, born 1664. 2. John, born 1666, died 
1 69 1. 3. Jonathan, born 1668, died 1690. 4. 
Esther, born 1670 ; married Thomas Thurston. 
5. Thomas, born 1672: died 1690. 6. Mary, 
born 1674-5. 7. Daniel, born 1676, died 1694. 
8. Leah, born 1676. 9. Solomon, born 1678; 

mentioned below. 10. David, born 1680, died 
1714; married, 1703, Mary Wheelock. 11. 
Moses, born and died 1685. 12. Aaron, bom 
1685; died 1751; settled in Wrentham. 

(III) Solomon Clark, son of Joseph Clark 
(2), born in Medfield, 1678, died in 1748. He 
settled on the place at the planting field now 
owned and occupied by Thomas S. Clark. He 
w^as for three years selectman ; wastrusteeof the 
Province loan of 1721 ; deputy to the general 
court 1725. He married first, 1698, Mary White, 
died 1740; second, 1740, Elizabeth Adams. 
Children oiE first wife: i. Mary, bom April 7, 
1699; died 1718. 2. Jonathan, born June 14, 
1700 ; resided at Wrentham. 3. Solomon, born 
August II, 1701. 4. Daniel, born August 7, 
1703-4. 5. David, born January 19, 1705. 6. 
Ann, born March 4, 1706; died 1764; married, 
1726, Ephraim Carey. 7. Hannah, born De- 
cember 8, 1708; died 17 10. 8. Daniel, born 
April 25, 1710. 9. Hannah, bom September 
30, 171 1 ; married, 1730, Aquila Robbins. 10. 
Sarah, born and died May 5, 1713. 11. John, 
born May 14, 171 5. 12. Sarah, born July 3, 
1 71 8; married, 1736, Daniel Clark. 

(IV) David Clark, son of Solomon Clark 
(3), born January 19, 1705, at Medfield, died 
there 1771. He inherited his father's farm 
which he in turn left to his son Nathan. He 
was selectman of Medfield, 1756 to 1760. He 
married, 1728, Mary Smith, died 1770; second, 
Abigail Plimpton, widow of John. Children. 
born at Medfield: i. Nathan, born May 2, 
1729. 2. Jacob, born April 2, 1732: mentioned 
below. 3. Dinah, born and died November 6. 
1735. 4. Catherine, born November 5, 1736: 
married 1759, Samuel Morse. 5. Esther, born 
July 7, 1739; married 1768, Silas Plimpton. 6. 
David, born August 24. 1742. 7. Joses, born 
and (lied November 26, 1744. 8. Alary, bom 
January 2, 1746: married John Fisher. 9. 
Joscs, born and died 1748. 10. Solomon, born 
and (lied June 10, 1750. 1 1. Ichabod, men- 
tioned in father's will. 

(V) Jacob Clark, son of David Clark (4), 
born at Medfield, April 3, 1732; married, 1752. 
Rachel Smith : settled on the place which had 
been owned by her father and grandfather, on 
Mill Brook, lately owned by Bradford Curtis. 
His wife died in 1757, and he married sec- 
ond, Mclatiah Ilamant, died 1820. He died 
March 2, 1801. He was selectman of Med- 
field, 1774-75. Children, born at Medfield: i. 
Chloe, born August 30, 1755; married, 1779, 
Jonathan Plympton. 2. Rachel, born April 8, 
1759; married Oliver Wright. 3. Martha, bom 
January 27, 1761, died 1806: married, 1783, 



Lebbeus Smith. 4. Pitt, born January 15, 
1763; died 1835; resided at Norton; Rev. Pitt 
Clark married, first, September, 1798, Re- 
becca Jones, of Hopkinton, who died March 
2, 181 1 ; married, second, November 12, 1812, 
Mary Jones Stimson, who died May i, 1866. 
5. Elisha, bom February 15, 1765. 6. Mela- 
tiah. bom January 4, 1767-618. 7. Sarah, born 
April 2, 1769; died 1846; married, 1790, Isaiah 
Smith. 8. Jacob, Jr., mentioned below. 

(VI) Jacob Clark, son of Jacob Clark (5), 
born in Medfield, November 5, 1774, lived in 
his native town until twenty years old when 
he removed to Dedham. He was captain in 
the Dedham militia in 1806. He married, 
first, November 29, 1798, Prudence Stow Jr., 
of £)edham; married, second, March 27, 1827, 
Sophia Warner; she died August 30, 1874. 
Children: i. Sally S., born November 21, 
1800, in Dover; died October 11, 181 1, in Ded- 
ham. 2. Prudence, born October 24, 1802, in 
Dover; died May 9, 1832, in Dedham; mar- 
ried Elijah Howe. 3. William, born January 
13, 1805, in Dedham: died in Ohio, May 29, 
1882; married Ann Smith, of Dover. 4. Pitt, 
bom May 14, 1807, in Dedham ; married Mary 
Ann Pickemell, September 3, 1833; he died 
April 27, 1870; she died August, 1892. 5. 
Horatio, born March 8, 1810, in Dedham; 
married Alvira Richards, November 2^, 1834; 
he died August 16, 1873 ; she died November, 
1881. 6. Sarah, born March 2^, 1812; mar- 
ried Ebenezer Paul Crane. (See sketch). 7. 
Martha, bom May 15, 1813; died December 
19, 1832. 8. George, born July 6, 181 5; went 
to Cuba. 9. Lorenzo, born September 25, 
1818; died January 9, 1838. 

Richard Paul, immigrant ancestor, 
PAUL was born in England. He was 
"entertained to serve at the fort in 
Boston from July 29, 1636, at ten pounds per 
annum.'* He settled in Taunton, Massachu- 
setts, and was a planter and innkeeper as early 
as 1640. He married, at Taunton, November 
8. 1638, Margery Turner. (This was the first 
recorded marriage in that town). Mrs. "Mar- 
gerie" Paul was remembered in the will of 
Elizabeth Poole. She married, second, in 
1662, Henry Withington, of Dorchester; she 
died May 20, 1676. The only son of Richard 
and Margery Paul was Samuel, mentioned 

(II) Samuel Paul, son of Richard Paul 
f I ) , was bom probably in 1639, died Novem- 
ber 3, 1690; married, January 9, 1666-67, 
Mary Breck, of Dorchester, and she married, 

ii— 16 

second, John Tolman, of Dorchester, June 15, 
1692, and she died August 25, 1720. Chil- 
dren of Samuel and Mary Paul, born at Dor- 
chester: I. Samuel Jr., born November 13, 
1670; mentioned below. 2. Hannah, born No- 
vember 8, 1672. 3. Mary, born March 2Ty 
1674-75; died January 2, 1752; married Sam- 
uel Clapp, of Dorchester, April 7, 1698; he 
died January 23, 1723, and she married again 
Abiel Bird, who died February 24, 1757. 4. 
Elizabeth, born October 10, 1677, died about 
1745; married Daniel Holbrook, of Roxbury, 
November 11, 1703. and she married again, 
October i, 1723. James Bird, who died Sep- 
tember 15, 1728. 5. Ebenezer, born May i, 
1680. died October 13, 1737; married, January 
6, 1703, Hannah Atherton, who died August 
2^^ 1735- 5- Priscilla, born June 11, 1682, 
died January 16, 1738; married, December 18, 
1718. Joseph Leeds, of Dorchester; he died 
December 2^, 1747, aged eighty-seven. 6. 
Susanna, born July 15, 1685; died about 1773; 
married, November 20, 1712, Ebenezer Gore, 
of Roxbury, who died in 1763. 7. Abiel, born 
November 22, 1690, in Dorchester; died Janu- 
ary 4. 1691. 

( III) Samuel Paul, son of Samuel (2), and 
Mary Paul, born in Dorchester, November 13, 
1670, died there August 25, 1726. He mar- 
ried Hannah , who died September 22, 

1748, aged seventy- four years. Children: i. 
Ruth, born January 21, 1695, at Dorchester; 
died 1755 at Roxbury; married John Bugbee, 
November 15, 1721. 2. Samuel, born Novem- 
ber 10, 1698, mentioned below. 3. Isaac, born 
September 19, 1703; died about 1799, at 
Stoughton, Massachusetts ; married Ann With- 
ington, of Dorchester, November 9, 1732. 

(IV) Samuel Paul, son of Samuel Paul 
(3), born in Dorchester, November 10, 1698, 
died March i, 1775: married, January 24, 
1723, Abigail Withington, who died Septem- 
ber 19, 1781, aged eighty-three years. Chil- 
dren: I. Samuel, born November 23, 1723; 
died February 22, 1725. 2. Mary, born Au- 
gust 16, 1725; died November 14, 1818, at 
Stoughton ; married May 2, 1775. Deacon 
Philip Holmes, who died March 2, 1795, aged 
sixty- four. 3. Samuel, born February 23, 
1727. died September 22. 1729. 4. William, 
born June 2^, 1729, at Dorchester, died De- 
cember 20, 1 79 1, at Dedham: married, Febru- 
ary 25, 1753, Mary Lewis, who died Novem- 
ber 18, 1 79 1, aged fifty-nine. 5. Samuel, born 
May 14, 1733, died June 3, 1775. at Stoughton; 
married, October 27, 1757, Ann Holmes; sec- 
ond, February 23, 1794, Hannah Fisher, of 



Stoughton: she married again, July 21, 1776, 
Philip Holmes Jr.; she died June 13, 1799, 
aged fifty- four. 6. Ebenezer, born June 16, 
1738, mentioned below. 7. Elizabeth, born 
August 20, 1740, died November 20, 1826, at 
Stoughton; married, October 24, 1786, Ed- 
ward Capen, who died June 10, 1819, aged 

(\') Ebenezer Paul, son of Samuel Paul 
(4). born June 16, 1738, died August 20, 
1803. He married, Alay 24, 1770, Abigail Tal- 
bot, daughter of Peter Talbot, of Stoughton, 
who died January 4, 1804. They lived at Ded- 
ham. Children: i. Phineas, born August 26, 
1 77 1, at Dedham. died October 21, 1821, at 
Dover, New Hampshire; married, April 11, 
1801, Janette Packard, of Bridgewater; she 
died December 2*]^ 1853, aged seventy-six 
years. 2. Isaac, born August 21, 1774, died 
April 4. 1852, at Dedham; married, February 
5, 1812, Lydia Tucker, of Milton, who died 
May 5, 1859, ^Z^^ seventy-five. 3. Abigail, 
born March 6, 1777, died December 23, 1869. 
at Sharon, ^lassachusetts ; married Samuel 
Clapp, October 16, 1795; he died February 18, 
1846, aged seventy-six. 4. Ebenezer, born 
1781, and baptized June 10, 1781, died October 
2, 1803, at Dedham. 5. Samuel (twin), born 
July 21, 1784, died July 8, 1833 ; married Mar- 
tha Crane, June 6, 1816; she died at Bloom- 
ington, Illinois, November i, 1857. 6. Betsey 
(twin), born July 21, 1784, married Nathan 
Crane; mother of Ebenezer Paul Crane. (See 
Crane family sketch) : she died July 20, 1824, 
at Canton. 7. Luther, born July 5, 1793. died 
July 24, 1863, at Newton Center, ^Iassachu- 
setts ; married, June 13, 1822, Rebecca Cre- 
hore, of ^lilton, who died January 26, 186 1, 
at Newton Center, aged sixty-one years. 

(I\') Solomon Clarke, son of 
CLARK Solomon Clark (3), born in 
Medfield, August 11, 1701, died 
there March 24, 1746-47. His home was in 
the south part of the town near the head of 
Noon Hill street. Some lilac bushes, an old 
grapevine and a few garden pinks in summer 
mark the spot, the cellar and well having been 
demolished and obliterated for the landscape 
as well as the buildings, which were taken 
down about 18 12. He married, December 25, 
1723, Mary Lovell. She married, second, 
October it, 1753, Eleazer Morse, of Sherborn. 
Children, born in Medfield: i. Solomon, July 
29, 1726. 2. Marah, March 8, 1729, died 
March 9, 1728-29. 3. Silence. March 8, 1729, 
died March 9, 1729. 4. ^Mary, October 4, 

1730, married, 1754, Samuel Richardson, of 
Wrentham. 5. Thankful, February 13, 1732- 
33, married Josiah Cheney. 6. EHzabeth, 
October 24, 1734, died 1767; married, 1750, 
Thomas Adams. 7. Sibyl, July 10, 1737. 8. 
Byer, July 30, 1740, mentioned below. 9. 
Stephen, January 29, 1742-43, lived in Wrent- 
ham. 10. Cephas, January 7, 1744-45, Hved 
in Cumberland, Rhode Island. (This branch 
of the family use the form of Clarke). 

(V) Dyer Clarke, son of Solomon Clarke 
(4), born in Medfield, July 30, 1740, died 
September 8, 1807. He settled in Franklin, 
Massachusetts. His wife Rachel died there 
June 16. 1818. Children, born at Franklin: 
I. Pamela, February 19, 1764, married Levi 
1 1 awes. 2. Ezekiel, April 13, 1766. 3. Eliza- 
beth, January 28, 176 — , died August 31, 1795. 
4. Dyer, Jr., (or Bradford Dyer), December 
7, 1769, mentioned below. 5. Rachel, Febru- 
ary 10, 1772, married Luther Cobb, of Bell- 
ingham. 6. Elizabeth, February 11, 1774, died 
August 31, 1795. 7. Hannah, 1776, baptized 
June 31, 1776, married Jesse Nason, of Wal- 
pole. 8. Franklin, March 8, 1778. 9. Nathan. 
January 28, 1781, married Nancy Payson ; had 
eleven children. 

(\ I) Bradford Dyer Clarke, son of Dyer 
Clarke (5), was born at Franklin, December 
7, 1769. He was educated in the public 
schools of his native town. For many years 
he was a tavern keeper there. He married, 
July 10, 1793, Nancy Day. Children, born at 
Franklin: i. Nancy, January 24, 1794. 2. 
Laura, born May 19, 1799, married Joseph 
Bullard. of Medway. 3. Adaline, August 9. 
1801. 4. ]Mary Hawes, February 9, 1807. 

married Williams, of Grantville (now 

Wellcsly Hills), Massachusetts. 5. William 
Emerson, mentioned below. 

(\'IT) William Emerson Clarke, son of 
Bradford Dyer Clarke (otherwise called in the 
records Dyer Clarke, Jr.) (6), was born at 
Franklin, September 2, 1808. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools at Franklin. He 
learned the trade of machinist and became an 
exi)ert. He had the necessary inventive 
faculty highly developed and his services were 
much in demand. He made his home in 
Watertown. Massachusetts removing to 
Lawrence. Massachusetts, in 1847. ^^ mar- 
ried Sybil Ann Bridges, born in Newton. 
Children: i. I^'rederick Emerson, born Decem- 
ber 13, 1834, mentioned below. 2. Estelle 
B., November 6, 1836. 3. William D., May 
7, 1840. 4. Sybillanna, May i, 1842. 5. 
Edward H., August 15, 1844. 6. Bradford 



20, 1646. 7. George B., June 22^ 
iorace A., August 25, 1853. 
Frederick Emerson Clarke, son of 
imerson Clarke (7), was born in 
I, December 13, 1834. "When one's 
is blended with the childhood of a 
:ity, when he receives his education 
c schools, advances in years as the 
ces in growth and prosperity, min- 

daily with its citizens and is deeply 
in its welfare," as Mr. Clarke him- 
1 his address at the banquet of the 
inial celebration of the organization 
ce, Massachusetts, as a town, thus 

and succintly stating his own life 

part of a sentence. Thought he 
ducation in the boys' school of Mar- 
ice at Xewton Center, Massachu- 
itered one of the first classes of the 
high school, graduating in 1852. 
ing the high school he served two 
pprentice in the trade of machinist 

Machine Shop (now the Everett 

this experience was of great value 
r in life, not only for the knowledge 
cs and machinery, but for the under- 
f the wage-earner's point of view 
tual experience. And he never lost 
hy for the workmen when involved 
)lexity of an employer. 
?54 for more than three years he 
ed at the Pacific Mills, Lawrence, 
sistant to the mechanical director, 

construction and starting of the 
nills, then the most important of 
in the country and afterwards was 
ting room in charge of the pay-rolls 
apartment. When he left this com- 
ke a more important position, Wil- 
lapin, the veteran agent and manu- 
jave him, unsolicited, a letter of 
commendation of his faithful and 
service, and conveying his most 
hes for his success. This letter Mr. 
asured all his life. In 1858 Mr. 
ame bookkeeper and paymaster for 
then operated by the Pemberton 
ring Company, and was serving in 
ty at the time of the great disaster 
Ic the structure historic. The fall 
iberton mills, crushing out the lives 

number of the men and women 
lere, was the most appalling catas- 
le decade. The cause was so mvs- 
? collapse so sudden and complete 
ny ways it is still without parallel 
tory of horrors. The mill was 

rebuilt and in June, 1861, Mr. Ciarke, as agent 
and manager of the new Pemberton Company 
started the machinery of the new mills. He 
was then but twenty-six years old, but he 
proved well-equipped and capable, and for 
thirty-seven years filled the office with ability, 
adding in the meantime the management of 
the Methuen Manufacturing Company and an 
establishment manufacturing jute, etc., in 
Salem, IMassachu setts. The supervision of 
these three separate and important industrial 
plants, producing a variety of goods and pre- 
senting a multitude of problems, of difficulties 
and arduous daily tasks, kept him exceedingly 
busy : but so methodical and efficient were his 
plans of work that he found time to acquire 
a general knowledge of current literature and 
of scientific progress and discovery seldom 
attained by men burdened with business respon- 
sibilities. He fully reaHzed the value of con- 
stant study and thorough mental equipment. 

In a memoir written after his death, Hon. 
Robert H. Tewksburv, said: **Few manufac- 
turers have stood so fairly between wealthy 
employers and daily workers as did he, or 
have so fully secured the confidence and good- 
will of both. Very few citizens have so fully 
comprehended the need of the general public 
for religious, charitable and educational organ- 
izations and helps, or have been willing and 
able to so efficiently assist in founding and sus- 
taining them. As an employer -he knew the 
needs, and righted, as best he could, the 
wrongs of the employed ; as a director and 
manager, he never forsook the standard of 
right in pursuit of gain, or won temporary suc- 
cess by sacrifice of principle. He could rapidly 
sift the unimportant and transitory from the 
vital and enduring in political and religious 
doctrines and movements. The purity of his 
domestic life, his transparent honesty and 
notable industry in business his loyalty to 
friends and to the right were the conspicuous 
traits in his rare character * * **In Mr. 
Clarke a love of music and of the fine arts, 
a pleasing and inspiring presence and social 
habit, a pleasant wit that never wounded 
friends or critics, an appreciation of humor 
and acknowledgment of merit wherever found 
— all combined to suggest when his fellow citi- 
zens were startled by the news of his sudden 
death, the oft-quoted couplet: 

" He was a man, take him for all in all; 
I shall not look upon his like again " 

''Absorbed by no trivialities, tempted by no 
elusive schemes, guided by intelligence an<l 



sound judgment, ever controlled by principle 
and an abiding faith in God and in pure and 
undefiled religion, gathering inspiration from 
revelations in the Word, in nature, in history 
and from exemplary human models, his life 
developed along lines that were, in the best 
sense, manly, progressive and successful. 

*'It was by no self-seeking of his, but because 
of his conspicuously apparent fitness to lead 
and control, that at the time of his death 
he was efficiently directing the aflPairs of im- 
portant organizations." He was president of 
the Boston & Lowell Railroad Company ; pres- 
ident of the Lawrence Savings Bank; presi- 
dent of the Lawrence Board of Trade; presi- 
dent of the New England Cotton Manufac- 
turers* Association ; president of the Lawrence 
City Mission ; chairman of the Lawrence Park 
Commissioners. He was a member of the 
Home Market Club of Boston, and a Repub- 
lican in politics. He was a member of the Tex- 
tile Club, of the American Society of Mechan- 
ical Engineers, of the Local Monday Night 
Club, of Lawrence Lodge of Free Masons. 
He was a director of the Bav State National 
Bank of Lawrence. For twenty-six years he 
was a member of the City Mission : he was a 
prominent member of the Home Club. He 
was a director of the Boston-Duenwig Zinc 
Company of Boston : member of the Massa- 
chusetts Board of Pan-American Exposition 
managers; formerly president of the Textile 
Club of Massachusetts; trustee and friend of 
the Lowell Textile School ; member of the 
advisory board of the Philadelphia Museum. 
He was a charter member of the Lawrence 
High School Alumni Association, in which he 
took much interest. The only public office 
that he held was member of the school com- 
mittee for several years. He was a valued 
member and one of the trustees of the First 
Unitarian Church of Lawrence. After Wil- 
liam C. Chapin closed his long and honorable 
career as agent of the Pacific Mills, the posi- 
tion was oflPered Mr. Clarke, but he declined. 
He retired from business January i, 1898. He 
(lied at his home in Lawrence, November 6, 

In a sermon preached in Grace Church, 
November 12, 1899. Right Reverend William 
Lawrence, bishop of Massachusetts, said of 
Mr. Clarke: "He stood to the community as 
a man not merely of high morality and gener- 
ous impulses, but also as a man of deep and 
simple faith. He was one of those who talk 
but little of their religious life, but to whom 
religion is real and personal. He was a strong 

supporter of the institutional-religious life of 
the city and in his death our neighboring 
parish has suflFered a heavy loss. In past years 
I have often gone to him for advice on matters 
connected with the morality or the religious 
life of this community. His sound judgment 
and broad sympathy always gave help and 
inspiration. Such men may or may not hold 
public office, they may or may not be widely 
or popularly known ; they form, however, the 
backbone of the character of a city. If a 
prophet were seeking for righteous men in this 
city, Mr. Clarke would have been one upon 
whom his eyes would have first rested." 

Rev. George H. Young, pastor of the church 
to which Mr. Clarke belonged, said at the 
.same time: *'Men and women in all stations 
of life among us — low and high, poor and 
rich, heterodox and orthodox, of one political 
party or other — all have said our foremost 
citizen has been taken, the beauty of Israel has 
fallen. It is universally agreed that he has 
stood prominent in all that makes for nobility 
of character. He was always willing to serve. 
Years ago, to my acknowledgment of hesi- 
tancy as troubling him with personal matters 
in which he had been very kind in rendering 
me service, he responded : 'My shoulders are 
broad and they increase in that regard with all 
added service.' Could he render any kind- 
ness? No man more ready to give it — ^not 
grudgingly, but willingly. Faithful was he in 
every trust. Genial was he in every relation. 
Earnest was he in every fibre of his character. 
He loved fun and jollity, and among his inti- 
mates could convulse the circle with his wit 
and humor. He was fond of books. He was 
better read than is the average business man — 
better read than many professional men. It 
was always a wonder, when literary friends 
were discussing books, to see his readiness in 
criticism. * * Had he been a preacher, his 
voice would have been potent for all higher 
ideals in character and for promulgating 
noblest though regarding all that goes to make 
up exalted things — and such a position he 
could have honorably filled. Had he been 
mayor of his city, or congressman or governor 
of the state, he would have labored for that 
high grade of political service in which party 
is secondary and things that make for private 
virtue and public honor are held sacred and 
supreme — and such a position he could have 
honorably filled. * * Every corner of his 
heart was pure, every secret place of his soul 
was clean, every nook of his mind was active 
in good things. Does such praise seem ex- 



? Yet who can contradict it or pick 
1 it? No cleaner man, no purer man, 
e inspiring character have I known. If 
nt to set up a goal for youthful ambi- 
ve can point to his memory. If we 
to state who in all these fifty years of 
e of the community is universally con- 
as standing in the front rank — aye, in 
)st position among our best and great- 
ill it not be he whom we shall set on 
idestal r 

following sketch of his career is from 
:ords of the Massachusetts State Board 
ide: "Frederick E. Clarke was the 
)st citizen of Lawrence ; he was the most 
sally beloved. He was not provincial, 
er; his influence transcended local 
iries. Throughout the Commonwealth 
s recognized as a leader in industrial 
it and action. As a member of the state 
of trade his counsels were valued, his 
presence ever welcomed and his devo- 
• the prosperity of the association richly 
iated. Mr. Clarke was pre-eminently 

of sincerity; honesty of purpose was 
?d upon his every act. He despised 
and pretence and hypocrisy; he would 
K)p to flatter or cajole. He loved honor 
uth and justice and righteousness; and 
i be he stood defiant in their defence, 
is of heroic mold, fearless and incor- 
e; his conscience was his king. He 
the darkness, he courted the sunlight; 
; ever all sunniness. By nature he was 
j1, charitable and philanthropic. He 
?d many songs ; he never shot an arrow, 
.s conspicuous in every effort to raise 
vly and comfort the afflicted. He en- 
ed many ambitious footsteps, brighten- 
ly cheerless hearthstones ; to kindly ad- 
; added substantial charity. 
; virility and versatility of his mind 
vell-nigh marvellous. He sounded the 
intellectually. From the cares of bus- 
e would hasten away to the delights of 
and literature and art. This intensely 
al man of affairs was a devoted student 

latest and largest thought. He was 

at home in the mart, the drawing 
the popular assemblage. He possessed 
k-soul, the mind universal. His mind 
lot be shackled to the narrowness of 

or prejudice; he recognized distinc- 
?ither of class nor race nor creed. With 
I of mind and depth of heart he en- 
sed mankind ; in word and deed he em- 
i the brotherhood of man and the 

fatherhood of God. The embodiment of dig- 
nified and independent manhood, the life of 
Frederick E. Clarke was such that a mother 
might urge her boy to emulate it. He dwelt 
upon the heights, he breathed the air of the 
mountains ; and there he remains transfigured, 
our loving leader still, on those celestial, love- 
lit heights ; an inspiration to us and to all the 
future, in our longings after holier thoughts, 
nobler living and broadening spirituality." 

Mr. Clarke was himself an excellent ex- 
ample of the ideal he depicted in his admirable 
address to the New England Cotton Manufac- 
turers' Association as president: "There is 
not an avenue in the realms of science but may 
be explored with profit to the manufacturer; 
and, while he labors industriously in his appli- 
cation of the laws of mechanics, of the results 
of investigations in science and of the deduc- 
tions from varied experience, he must also 
give his deep and earnest thoughts to the 
social, educational and moral welfare of his 
work people, that they too may have the up- 
ward impulse of improvement and maintain 
their superiority to the machines they watch 
over and direct." 

A memorial volume was published contain- 
ing the memoir of Mr. Tewksbury, selections 
from Bishop Lawrence's sermon and the 
memorial sermon of Mr. Young; resolutions 
and tributes of various bodies with which he 
had been connected, press notices and editor- 
ials, and four typical addresses of Mr. Clarke, 
that at the semi-centennial celebration of the 
city, that at the high school alumni meeting 
in 1898, that before a meeting of the state 
board of trade, and that before the meeting of 
the New England Cotton IManufacturers' As- 
sociation at Montreal, October 5, 1899. 

Mr. Clarke married, October 20, 1858, Har- 
riet A. Porter, of Lawrence, born August 21, 
1835, daughter of Thomas R. and Julia A. 
(Hathaway) Porter, of Taunton, Massachu- 
setts. Their only child, Ethel Reynolds, born 
in 1864, died in 1883, a girl of rare promise 
and peculiarly sweet and attractive disposi- 

John Shepard, the immigrant 
SHEPARD ancestor, born in England, 

1599, came to New England in 
the ship **Defense," in July, 1635, with his 
wife Margaret, aged thirty-one, and son 
Thomas, aged three months. He settled in 
Braintree, Massachusetts, and was admitted a 
freeman May 10, 1643. He was one of the 
thirty petitioners for the Rhode Island grant 



before Roger Williams secured it. His widow 
Margaret administered his estate in 1650. She 
made a nuncupative will at Medfield, Massa- 
chusetts, February 16, 1675-6, bequeathing 
to John and Elizabeth, children of John War- 
field, and her grandchildren ; to her grandchild, 
the daughter of Goodman Holbrook, and to 
her only son Samuel, mentioned below. 

(II) Samuel Shepard, son of John Shepard 
(i), was bom August 29, 1641. He settled 
at Haverhill, Massachusetts, and removed to 
Salisbury, where he died June 13, 1707. He 
took the oath of allegiance at Haverhill in 
1677. He married, July 14, 1673, Mary (Page) 
Dow, widow of John Dow. She was baptized 
at Hingham, May 3, 1646, and married first, 
October 23, 1665, at Haverhill, John Dow. 
She was the daughter of John Page, of Hing- 
ham and Haverhill, and Mary (Marsh) Page, 
daughter of George Marsh. Page removed to 
Haverhill about 1652, and died there Novem- 
ber 23, 1687. His widow died February 15, 
1696-7. Children: i. Mary, born July 128, 
1674; probably married May 22, 1700, Thomas 
Davis. 2. Bethia, born April 28, 1702: mar- 
ried John Osgood. 3. Samuel, born January 
15, 1679. 4. John, born April 21, 1682; soldier 
in the Salisbury foot company, 1702; married 
February 15, 1704-5. Hannah Ayer. 5. Israel, 
born July 3, 1684; mentioned below. 6. Sarah, 
born January 30, 1686; died February 4, 1686. 
7. Sarah, born August 11, 1689; married Sam- 
uel Dow. 

(III) Israel Shepard, son of Samuel Shep- 
ard (2), was born in Haverhill, July 3. 1684, 
and died October 9, 1769, aged eighty-four 
years, according to the history of Gilmanton. 
New Hampshire, where he settled. He also 
lived at Epping, New Hampshire, and in 1741 
signed a petition at Epping. A biography of 
his son states that his home was on the main 
road from Newburyport to Portsmouth, two 
miles from the mouth of the Merrimac river. 
He married Mary True. Children, according 
to Gilmanton History : Mary, Sarah, Hannah, 
Joseph, mentioned below ; Benjamin, William, 
Betsey, Eleanor, Abner, Dr. Samuel, born at 
Epping, June 22, 1739, was a practicing physi- 
cian at Stratham. New Hampshire, when he 
became converted to the Baptist faith and was 
ordained a preacher; settled at Brentwood, 
New Hampshire, forty years; died November 
4, 1815; had fifteen children, according to 
Sprague (page 135 Baptists). 

(IV) Joseph Shepard, son of Israel Shep- 
ard (3), born at Gilmanton or Epping, New 
Hampshire, April 23, 1725, died May 11, 1793, 

at Gilmanton. He married Anna Sanborn, 
who died March 2y, 1807, aged seventy-eight. 
He removed from Gilmanton to Epping and 
bought the old Harriman place there. Chil- 
dren: I. Olive. 2. Mary. 3. John, born June 
14, 1754, died in Gilmanton; married Betsey 
Page. 4. Anna. 5. Samuel, mentioned below. 
6. Abner. 7. Oliver. 8. Joseph, bom March 
27, 1769, died November 9, 1845; married 
Hannah S. Norris, of Raymond; settled in 
Raymond. 9. Sarah. 

(V) Samuel Shepard, son of Joseph Shep- 
ard (4), born at Gilmanton, New Hampshire, 
1766, died November 16, 1836, aged seventy- 
six. He married Sarah Giles. They removed 
to Lee, New Hampshire. Their children, as 
given in the history of Gilmanton: Samuel, 
Rev. John William, mentioned below; Sarah, 
Hannah, Joseph, David, Eliza, Jane. 

(IV) Rev. John William Shepard, son of 
Samuel Shepard (4), was bom April i, 1788, 
at Gilmanton, New Hampshire. He married 
Eliza Burnes, daughter of Thomas Humes, of 
Gilmanton. He was educated at Gilmanton 
Academy, then entered mercantile life, with 
Mr. Burnes, whose daughter he married, and 
later went to Concord, New Hampshire, in 
journalism, thence to Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire, and for a time represented the 
American Tract Society; then to Hampton 
and took up study of theology with Dr. Dim- 
mick, of Newburyport; ordained at Concord, 
New Hampshire, moved to Newburyport, 
Massachusetts, where he supplied. He had 
pastorates at Linebrook, Massachusetts, 
thence to Windham, Maine, also at other 
points in Maine, and later removed to Nashua, 
New Hampshire, where he died May 28, i860. 
He was a member of Congregationalist church. 
Children: i. Ann Eliza, born March 19, 1818, 
died August 13, 1886. 2. Thomas Burnes, 
born February 6, 1820, died February 3, 
1888. 3. Sarah J., born October 11, 1822, died 
August II, 1825. 4. Samuel M., born No- 
vember 30, 1824, died March 19, 1897. 5. 
John W., born September 22, 1828. 6. Sewell 
N., born November 18, 1 831, died October 11, 
1865. 7. Edward Olcott, bom November 25, 
1834, mentioned below. 8. Luther D., born 
September 11, 1837, dentist, Boston. 9. Aaron 
W., born February 17, 1841, died September 
8. 1907 ; he was a physician in Brooklyn, New 

(V^) Edward Olcott Shepard, son of Rev. 
John William Shepard (4), born in Hampton, 
New Hampshire, November 25, 1834, died 
April 27, 1903. He was fitted for college at 



the Nashua high school and entered Amherst 
college, graduating with the class of i860. He 
then was principal of the Concord, Massachu- 
setts, high school for two years, and in 1862 
enlisted for the war, being commissioned as 
first lieutenant of Company G, Thirty-second 
Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers. He was 
promoted to captain and major in the same 
raiment, and breveted lieutenant-colonel ; was 
present at Fredericksburg, Chancellor sville. 
Second Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, bat- 
tles of the Wilderness, battles before Peters- 
burg, and in fact in every battle of the fifth 
corps of the Army of the Potomac down to 
the surrender at Appomatox Court House. 
He was wounded and taken prisoner at the 
second battle of Hatcher's Run, while in com- 
mand of the brigade skirmish line, February 
5, 1865.; was incarcerated in Libby prison, and 
released on parole February 22, 1865. 

At the close of the war he studied law with 
Harvey Jewell, William Gaston and Walbridge 
A. Field in Boston, and was admitted to the 
bar April 18, 1867. He became a member of 
the firm in 1871. Upon Mr. Gaston's election 
as governor, the firm became Jewell, Field & 
Shepard, and upon the appointment of Mr. 
Field to the supreme bench in 1881, it became 
Jewell & Shepard. In December, 1881, after 
the death of Harvey Jewell, General Shepard 
carried on the practice of law alone. The 
firm was the counsel for the Metropolitan 
Street Railway Company from 1865 to 1881, 
and General Shepard was its general counsel 
from 1881 until it was merged into the West 
End Street Railway Company in 1887, when 
he became counsel for that corporation for the 
department of claims and accidents. He was 
a member of the common council of Boston in 
1872, and president of that body in 1873-74. 
He was appointed judge-advocate general 
upon the staff of Governor Oliver Ames, with 
the rank of brigadier-general in 1887, also 
under Governor J. Q. Bracket. General Shep- 
ard was a member of the Loyal Legion. He 
was member of Masonic bodies up to and 
including the thirty-second degree. The fam- 
ily affiliates with the Episcopal church. 

He married, June 18, 1874, Mary C. Lunt, 
born Newburyport, May 8, 1845, daughter of 
Hon. Micajah and Mary J. (Coffin) Lunt, of 
Ncwbur3rport, Massachusetts. Children: i. 
Catherine M., bom July 5, 1875. 2. Edward 
Olcott Jr., bom July 30, 1876, broker, Bos- 
ton. 3. Ralph Lunt, born August 26, 1878; 
a lieutenant of marines in ' Cuba. 4. Allen 
Richards, born May 18, 1885, engaged in 

banking with Dennison & Farnesworth, of 

Thomas Spinney, immigrant 
SPINNEY ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land. He settled in Kittery, 
Maine, and November 16, 1652, was one of 
the signers of the submission to Massachu- 
setts Bay Colony. He had a grant of two 
hundred acres of land at Kittery in 1659, and 
his home was at the end of Eliot Neck. He 
was a weaver by trade. In 1656 he served as 
constable. He died at Kittery, August 31, 
1 70 1. He married Margery (believed by 
some to be Randall) about 1651. Children: 

1. Mary, married John Fernald before 1679. 

2. Hannah, married Samuel Femald before 
1679. 3. Samuel, mentioned below. 4. James, 
whose will was dated June 13, 1720, proved 
February 18, 1724-25 ; daughter Sarah, born 
July 19, 1697, married Joseph Downing, June 
21, 1 716. 5. Thomas, born 1665. 6. John, 
married Mary Diamond. 

(II) Samuel Spinney, son of Thomas Spin- 
ney (i), born about 1665, married at Kittery, 
Maine, September 26, 1687, Elizabeth Knight, 
daughter of Samuel and Amy (Carle) Knight. 
He married, second, September 27, 1708, Mar- 
garet Shepherd. He married, third, Jane Mc- 
Clure. lie died March, 1737. His will was 
dated shortly before his death. Children of 
Samuel and Elizabeth Spinney: i. Samuel, 
born October 13, 1688, married Elizabeth 

. 2. James, born March 8, 1689-90, 

died September 24, 1690. 3. John, born July 

17, 1 69 1, married Patience . 4. Thomas, 

born July 20, 1693, mentioned below. 5. 
James, born February i, 1695, married Mary 
Couch. 6. Nathan, born September 2T, 1697, 
married Elizabeth Rumney, of Portsmouth, 
daughter of Richard Rumney. 7. David, born 
October 19, 1699. married Hannah Pettigrew. 
8. David, born September 12, 1706. married 
Jerusha Cole. 9. Jonathan, born June 28, 
1708, married Sarah Parker, daughter of Na- 
thaniel. Children of Samuel and Margaret 
Spinney: 10. Lydia, born December 17, 1710, 
married, March 18, 1732-33, Joseph Hanscom. 
II. Patience, born December 3, 1713, married, 
October 13, 1731, Abner Cole. 12. Samuel, 
born July 3, 17 17, married, July 9, 1761, Eliz- 
abeth Averill. 13. Sarah, born about 1720, 
married Richard Pope. 14. Elizabeth, men- 
tioned in will. 

(III) Thomas Spinney, son of Samuel 
Spinney (2), was born in Kittery, Maine, July 
20, 1693. According to the best evidence at 



hand his children were Thomas and John 
Spinney, who settled in Marblehead, Massa- 

(IV^) John Spinney, son or nephew of 
Thomas Spinney (3), was born about 171 5- 

He married, first, Mary ; and, second, 

January 5, 1764-65. Grace . The latter 

died April 5, 1812, aged seventy-one years. 
Children of John and Mary, born at Marble- 
head, Massachusetts: i. Elizabeth, born No- 
vember 29, 1 741. 2. Robert, baptized Septem- 
ber 23, 1744. 3. Rebecca, baptized August 3, 
1746. 4. Elizabeth, baptized September 25, 
1748. 5. Mary Ann, baptized September 22, 
1751. Children of John and Grace Spinney: 
6. Grace, baptized October 14, 1764. 7. John, 
baptized October 19, 1766. 8. Robert, bap- 
tized October 23, 1768. 9. Benjamin, bap- 
tized September 13, 1771, mentioned below. 
10. Molly, baptized January 22, 1775, born 
1773. ^^' Francis, baptized October 2, 1775, 
aged nine, 12. Thomas, baptized October 2, 
1785, aged seven and a half. 13. Samuel, bap- 
tized October 2, 1785, aged six years and a 

(V) Benjamin Spinney, son of John Spin- 
ney (4), was baptized at Marblehead, Septem- 
ber 13, 1771, married, May 17, 1795, at Lynn, 
Martha Newhall, of Lynn. (See Newhall 
family of Lynn). Children: i. John, who 
with William, manufactured shoes first at 
Taunton, Massachusetts, then at Lynn. 2. 
Martha, born June 2, 1796. 3. William N. 
4. Benjamin, born 1805, mentioned below. 5. 
Susan. 6. Elizabeth. 7. Charles. 

(VI) Benjamin Spinney, son of Benjamin 
Spinney (5), born at Lynn, Massachusetts, in 
1805, died there October 23, 1888. The 
greater part of his active life, however, was 
spent at Taunton, where he was brought up 
and educated in the public schools, his par- 
ents removing to that town when he was a 
boy. He learned the trade of shoemaking, 
after leaving school, but instead of continuing 
to work at the bench, he established himself 
in business in Taunton as a manufacturer and 
dealer in shoes. He built up a large retail 
business and continued successfully for many 
vcars. After he retired he went to live with 
his son at Lvnn, Massachusetts. He was a 
prominent member of the Universalist church 
in Taunton : was for some years assessor of 
that town. He married Mary B. Seaver, born 
in 1806, died in 1882, a daughter of Nathan 
(6) and Rebecca (Leonard) Seaver. 

Nathan and Rebecca (Leonard) Seaver had 
seven children : i. Rebecca, died unmarried. 2. 

Ebenezer, born in 1801. 3. Mary B., married 
Benjamin Spinney, as stated. 4. Caroline, 
married George Smith. 5. Nathaniel Leon- 
ard, married Abbie Carver. 6. Angeline, mar- 
ried Samuel D. Godfrey. 7. Nathan B.. mar- 
ried Caroline Williams. Ebenezer Seaver (5), 
father of Nathan Seaver (6), was born in 
February, 1744-45, settled at Taunton. Mar- 
ried, first, Ruth Field, of Milton; and, second, 

Beebe, of Newport, Rhode Island : 

had six children. William Seaver (4), father 
of Ebenezer Seaver (5), was born in Dor- 
chester in 1 72 1, married Patience Trescott. 
Joshua Seaver (3), father of William Seaver 
(4), born in 1678, married Mercy Cooke. 
Joshua Seaver (2), father of Joshua Seaver 
(3), born in 1641, married Mary Pepper, 
widow of Joseph Pepper; had ten children. 
Robert Seaver, father of Joshua Seaver (2), 
was the immigrant : settled in Roxbury, Mass- 
achusetts, in 1634, and married Elizabeth Bal- 
lard: was elected selectman in 1635; one of 
his five children, Nathaniel, was killed by the 
Indians in Sudbury, April, 1686. Rebecca 
(Leonard) Seaver, wife of Nathan Seaver 
(6), was daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Leon- 
ard, a soldier of the revolution, who was 
born in Taunton in 1728 and died there Feb- 
ruary 10, 1795. 

Children of Benjamin and Mary B. (Seav- 
er) Spinney: i. Child, died in infancy. 2. 
Benjamin F., born September i, 1832, men- 
tioned below. 3. Child, died in infancy. 

(V'll) Benjamin Franklin Spinney, son of 
Benjamin Spinney (6), was born in Taunton, 
Massachusetts, September i, 1832. He was 
educated in the public and high schools of his 
native town. In 1859 he removed to Lynn, 
Massachusetts, and became associated in part- 
nership with his cousin, Gustavus N. Spinney, 
in the manufacture of boots and shoes, the 
firm name being B. F. & G. N. Spinney for six 
years. Then B. F. Spinney continued alone 
under his own name for a number of years. 
Later the business has been conducted by the 
firm of B. F. Spinney & Company. The firm 
has an extensive factory in Norway, Maine. 
the main office being in Boston. The product of 
the concern is largely ladies' shoes, for which 
it has an established reputation. Mr. Spin- 
ney has been prominent in business and finan- 
cial circles of Lynn for many years ; he is the 
president of the National Security Bank of 
Lynn and Security Safe Deposit and Trust 
Company of Lynn. In politics he is inde- 
pendent, but has never been active in party 
affairs. He is an active member and liberal 



rter of the First Universalist Church of 

married, November 4, 1858, Sarah Stet- 
aswell, daughter of Samuel and Nancy 
lard) Caswell, of Taunton. The Cas- 
:amily of Taunton, to which Mrs. Spin- 
>elongs, was founded by Thomas Cas- 
:he immigrant, and his son Stephen, born 
unton, in 1649. Children of Benjamin 
d Sarah S. Spinney: i. Child, died 
. 2. Frank Caswell, born December 14, 
educated in the public and high schools 
mn, now junior partner of the firm of 
:e & Spinney, shoe manufacturers, of 
; married Josephine L. Cady, of Cleve- 
Ohio. 3. Louis Seaver, born April 15, 
died March 21, 1889. 

The Cloughs of New England 
OUGH have lived in the territory east 
of the Hudson river almost 
md three-cjuarter centuries, and during 
)eriod the descendants of the immigrant 
tors have become well scattered through- 
he country. But it hardly can be said 
.11 persons who bear the surname Clough, 
I also is sometimes written ClufF, are de- 
ed from a common immigrant ancestor or 
the English head. It appears to be con- 
by reliable writers of Clough genealogy 
he first of the name to cross the Atlantic 
settle in the New England colony was 
Clough, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, 
vas bom about 161^ and came over in the 
ibeth" in 1635, and shared in the first 
)n of common lands in Salisbury in 
He took the oath of fidelity in 1650 and 
rs to have been a man of considerable 
tance in the affairs of the town during 
fe. John Clough died July 26, 169 1, 
g his second wife Martha and several 

en. His first wife was Jane , who 

January 16, 1679-80, and for his second 

he married, January 15, 1686, Martha 

(or Sibley). His children were: Eliz- 

Mary, Sarah, John, Thomas, Martha 


iides the immediate family of John 

h, of Salisbury, who in one account is 

a house carpenter and in another a 

there were others of the same family 

but not known to be of kin to John 

ii. There was an Ebenezer Clough in 

1 in 1690, whose wife's baptismal name 

Tartha, and among whose children was a 

»hn; and in almost every generation of 

scendants of each of the immigrants 

there was a son of that christian name, and in 
the absence of any reliable church or town 
records to establish the relationship with cer- 
tainty it is now impossible to determine to 
which of these old colonial families the partic- 
ular family here considered really belongs. 

It is reasonably sure, however, that the 
Clough family of Lynn, Massachusetts, now 
represented by Micajah Clough, was closely 
related to the family of John or Joseph 
Clough, whose wife was Susanna Reeves, and 
that Joseph who married Lydia Gray was one 
of their children, although the Salem records 
give no account of his birth among the several 
children of Joseph and Susanna. 

Joseph Clough, who married Lydia Gray, 
was born about the year 1745, and by her had 
a son, John, who was born in 1777. He was a 
printer by trade and went first to New York 
and afterward to Charleston, South Carolina, 
where he died May, 1810. He became a 
member of Essex Lodge, F. and A. M., in 
1805. John Clough married Eliza Batchelder 
and had two children: Eliza, who died in 
early childhood, and Charles Brown. 

Charles Brown Clough, son of John and 
Eliza (Batchelder) Clough, born in Salem, 
Massachusetts, about 1807, died in New Or- 
leans, Louisiana, in October, 1836. He was 
only about eight years old at the time of his 
father's death, and he was thereupon sent to 
Lynn to be brought up in the family of his 
uncle, James Clough. He was sent to the 
public schools and when old enough was ap- 
prenticed to the trade of shoemaking. When 
twenty-one years old he started in business on 
his own account, and in 1832 was engaged in 
the manufacture of shoes. In the course of 
a short time after he had become well estab- 
lished in business Mr. Clough's health failed, 
and he went into the extreme south in the 
hope of regaining his strength. In Texas he 
entered the army as commissary at first, but 
afterward became one of the bodyguard of 
General Santa Anna, the commander of the 
Mexican forces. In 1836 he started on his 
return home, but upon reaching New Orleans 
was taken sick and died there. In 1831 Mr. 
Clough married Abbie Maria Breed, of Lynn, 
who survived him, and by whom he had one 
child, Charles Bartlett. 

Charles Bartlett Clough, only son and child of 
Charles Brown and Abbie Maria (Breed) 
Clough, born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Novem- 
ber II, 1833, died in that city January 16, 
1903. He was given a good education in the 
Lynn public and high schools, and after leav- 



ing school was given employment in the shoe 
factory owned and carried on by his maternal 
grandfather, Isaiah Breed. He continued in 
that service until 1862, and then was appoint- 
ed assistant city clerk of Lynn, a position he 
filled acceptably during the next ten or more 
years. He was afterward elected city auditor, 
the first incumbent of that office, served five 
years and then retired from office to devote 
his attention to personal affairs and business 
interests. In 1861 Mr. Clough was a member 
of the city council of Lynn, and for many 
years took an active part in political affairs, 
always on the Republican side. During his 
young manhood he was a member of the mili- 
tary organization known as the Lynn Light 
Infantry. He was also a Knight of Honor. 

On August 9, 1857, Mr. Clough married 
Abbie Mahalath Jones, born in Gilmanton, 
New Hampshire, May 30, 1840, daughter of 
Benjamin H. and Mahalath (Glidden) Jones, 
of Gilmanton. Six children were born of the 
marriage, the eldest of whom died in extreme 
infancy. Children: Helen, born August 26, 
1859, died March 3, 1907: married Charles F. 
P^ooler, of Lynn. Children: Charles F. Jr., 
born Brookline. September 8, 1881, died April 
2y, 1889; Francis, born Boston, December 11, 
1890. Lucy, born July 16, 1862, died April 4, 
1885; married, October 2, 1883, Fred E. 
Baker, of Lynn. One child, Lucy Marion, born 
March 24, 1885. Charles Arthur, born Jan- 
uary 18, 1864, died February 27, 1871. Alice 
Bartlett, born July 7, 1867, married, June 22, 
1903, Carlisle Patterson, of New York, now 
residing in Waban, Massachusetts: Mabel 
Georgia, born February i, 1873, died June 2, 
1884. Mrs. dough's father, Benjamin H. 
Jones, was reared on a farm in New Hamp- 
shire and later followed mercantile business 
for a time. In 1852 came to Lynn where for 
thirty years he was the minister for the Soci- 
ety of Friends. He was also city clerk of 
Lynn for sixteen years. Leaving Lynn he 
went to Montana, where he remained for a 
short time, and then went to San Jose, Cali- 
fornia, where he died in 1898, at eighty-three 
years of age. Mrs. Clough was the eldest of 
three children: Mrs. David E. Folsom and 
George N. Jones, both residing in California, 
being the other two. 

In these volumes frequent allu- 

BREED sion is made to the Breed family 

of Lynn, and in one particular 

narrative the story of the life of Allen Bread 

is told at considerable length; how he came 

over from England in one of the ships of the 
fleet under Winthrop in 1630, and was one 
of the first settlers in that part of Lynn which 
was named for him and which to this day 
is known as "Breed's End;" how he shared 
in the division of the town lands in 1638, and 
in 1640 joined with a large number of settlers 
of Lynn in an emigrant colony to Long Island 
in the colony of New York; their fortunes and 
misfortunes in that region; and how Allen 
Bread at length returned to his old first place 
of settlement and there passed the remaining 
years of his life. 

In view of this recital in other pages of the 
present work it is hardly necessary to repeat 
the tale in this place, but it may be said that 
Allen Bread, the immigrant ancestor of the 
family here considered, and the founder of tlie 
Bread and Breed families of New England, 
was born in England in the year 1601, and 
died in Lynn March 17, 1692, having attained 
the age of ninety-one years. The name of his 
first wife is not known. She was the mother 
of all his children. On March 28, 1656, he 
married for his second wife Elizabeth Knight 
His children were Allen, Timothy, Joseph and 
John Bread. 

Allen Bread, eldest son of Allen Bread, the 
immigrant, was born in England in 1626, and 
was a child of four years when his father 
came to America. He came to be a man of 
considerable importance in the aflFairs of the 
town and church, and like his father was 
honored by the townsmen with a seat in the 
pulpit. Of his wife little is known except that 
her name was Mary and that she died No- 
vember 30, 1671, having borne her husband 
six children: Joseph, born February 12, 1658, 
died November 25, 171 3. Allen, bom August 
30, 1660. John, born January 18, 1663, died 
in 1 75 1. Mary, born August 24, 1665. Eliz- 
abeth, born November i, 1667. Samuel, bom 
September 25, 1669. 

Samuel Breed was the youngest son and 
child of Allen Bread and his wife Mary, and 
was born in Lynn, September 25, 1669. It is 
believed that he and his brother Joseph lived 
in the east part of the town, where Joseph 
built a house, and it was Samuel Breed who 
joined with sixteen other townsmen in a letter 
to Governor Dudley giving an account of all 
persons in Lynn who were called Quakers, or 
members of the Society of Friends, the 
Breeds themselves being largely of that sect 
On February 5, 1691, Samuel Breed married 
Anna Hoo<l ; it may be said here as an inter- 
esting fact of history that previous to the year 



1800 the only families living in the locality 
called Nahant were the Breeds, the Hoods 
and the Johnsons. The children of Samuel 
and Anna (Hood) Breed were: Samuel, born 
November 11, 1692. Amos, July 20, 1694. 
Jabez, January 26, 1696. Abigail, September 
7, 1698. Nathan, January 3, 1703. Keziah, 
October 16, 1704. Anna, July 28, 1706. Ebe- 
nezer, May i, 1710. Ruth, March 10, 1712, 
Benjamin, July 4, 1715, died June 7, 1798. 

Jabez Breed, third son of Samuel and Anna 
(Hood) Breed, was born in Lynn, January 
26, 1696, and after his marriage settled at 
Nahant, where he built a house. A few years 
later he exchanged his Nahant property for 
a house on Nahant street in Lynn and re- 
moved there. In 1723 Jabez Breed married 
Desire , of whom nothing is known ex- 
cept that she bore her husband seven children : 
Isaiah, born October 25, 1724, died April 13, 
1809. Nathan, born October 7, 1726, died 
September 22, 1803. Amos, born October 14, 
1728, died May 5, 1776. Mary, born January 
II, 1730. Abigail, born August 2, 1732. The- 
odate, born December 6, 1734. Deborah, born 
June 3, 1738. 

Nathan Breed, second son and child of 
Jabez and Desire Breed, born in Lynn, Octo- 
ber 7, 1726, died September 22, 1823. On 
October 3, 1754, he married Keziah Buxton, 
and after her death he married for his seconcl 
wife Sarah Alley. Children of Nathan and 
Keziah (Buxton) Breed: James, born Au- 
gust 26, 1755, died in 1756. Abigail, born 
June 10, 1757, died March 4, 1838. James, 
bom February i, 1759, died September 18, 
1848. Keziah, bom August 10, 1761, married, 
December 26, 1787, Rufus Newhall, and had 
one child, John Newhall. Buxton, born May 
7, 1763, died February 28, 1770. Nathan, born 
1767, died January 21, 1794. Elizabeth, born 
May 8, 1770, married Nehemiah Silsbee. 

James Breed, second son and third child of 
Nathan and Keziah (Buxton) Breed, was 
born in Lynn, and is remembered as a man of 
ability and very conscientious in his daily walk 
in life. His occupation was that of soap and 
candle making. "One day," says the "Breed 
Family Record," his hired man said he had 
made a grand good trade by buying some soap 
barrels for fifty cents that were worth seventy- 
five cents. His reply was, "John, I don't want 
thee to make any such bargains for me. If 
thee don't pay the man what the barrels are 
worth, thee shan't bring them home." On the 
occasion of his eightieth birthday a party of 
ninety of his descendants gathered at the house 

of his son Nathan, a much desired event with the 
old gentleman, and it is said that there was not 
an intemperate person among them all. James 
Breed married, September 22, 1784, Hannah, 
daughter of John and Sarah Alley. John 
Alley belonged to one of the prominent fami- 
lies of the time, and was the grandfather of 
the Hon. John Bassett Alley, M. C. Children 
of James and Hannah (Alley) Breed: Sarah, 
born July'6, 1785, died May 29, 1870; married 
John Mower. Isaiah, born October 21, 1786, 
died May 4, 1859; married, November 22, 
1809, Mary Blake. Keziah, born April 21, 
1788, died May 12, 1856, in Lynn; married, 
January 5, 1806, Daniel Carter. Lydia, born 
May 19, 1789, died November 25, 1846; mar- 
ried, December 18, 1816, Daniel Smith. Con- 
tent, born February 13, 1792, died February 
5. 1841. Nathan, born January 28, 1794, 
died July 15, 1872; married, October 2T, 1819, 
Mary E. Swett. Hannah, born April 14, 1797, 
died March 17, 1880; married. May 15, 1816, 
Jonathan Buflfum. James, born May 17, 1799, 
died September 8, 1825 ; married, April 22, 
i822y Nancy Bennet. Mary, born December 
18, 1800, (twin) died September 10, 1801. 
Huldah, born December 18, 1800, (twin) died 
September 7. 1801. 

Isaiah Breed, eldest son of James and Han- 
nah (Alley) Breed, born in Lynn, October 21, 
1786, died May 4, 1859. He was one of the 
foremost men of Lynn in his time, one of the 
founders and most liberal supporters of the 
Congregational church of that city, and a man 
highly esteemed by all of his fellow citizens. 
His business career was begun as a shoemaker 
at the bench, and later he became head of one 
of the largest shoe manufacturing establish- 
ments in the city. He acquired large wealth 
honestly gained, and made liberal use of it in 
donations for public institutions and also 
maintained large charitable dependencies. His 
interest in public affairs was earnest and 
wholesome, and once he stood as a candidate 
for political office, having been elected to a 
seat in the senate of Massachusetts from Essex 
county in 1839. His first wife, whom he mar- 
ried November 22^ 1809, was Mary Blake, by 
whom he had five children. He married, sec- 
ond. May 18, 1828, Sally Preston Moore, who 
bore him five children. His children: Bart- 
lett Blake, born January 17, 181 1, died Sep^ 
tember 10. 1883; married, September 16, 1832, 
Martha B. Bancroft. Abbie Maria, born Feb- 
ruary 6. 1813. married, October 9, 1831, 
Charles B. Clough. Mary Ann, born October 
20, 1816, died March 28, 1889; married De- 



cember 8, 1833, George W. Keene, born Feb- 
ruary II, 1815, died January 26, 1874. Isaiah 
Clarkson, born November 26, 1819, married, 
December 6. 1842. George Rodman, born 
July 14, 1825, married, January 24, 1856, 
Sarah Bancroft. Lucilla Preston, born March 
10, 1829, married Myron Pease, died Decem- 
ber, 1906. Hervey Chaplin, born September 
7, 1830, died December 25, 1832. Bowman 
Bigelow, born February 28, 1832, died Decem- 
ber 16, 1873 y married, October 20, 1859, Han- 
nah Putnam Pope, born June 2, 1828. Francis 
Chaplin, born December 14, 1833, died, 1848. 
James Hervey, born April 30, 1836, died April 
28, 1838. 

Abbie Maria Breed, daughter of Isaiah and 
Mary (Blake) Breed, married, October 9, 
1 83 1, Charles Brown Clough. born in Salem, 
Massachusetts, about 1807, died in New Or- 
leans, Louisana. in October, 1836. They had 
one child, Charles B. Clough, born in Lynn, 
November 11, 1833, died in that city, January 
16, 1903. (see Clough family). 

Simon Huntington, im- 
HUNTINGTON migrant ancestor of the 

familv in America, was 
born in England, sailed for New England in 
1633 with his wife and children, but was taken 
ill and died of small pox on the voyage thither. 
His widow, Margaret (Barrett) Huntington, 
settled with her children first at Roxbury, 
Massachusetts, where she married, second, in 
1635-6, Thomas Stoughton; of Dorchester. 
They removed to Windsor, Connecticut, and 
settled there. Margaret was probably born in 
Norwich, England. Practically nothing is 
known of Simon Huntington. Even his name 
was a mystery to the early genealogists of the 
family. Children: i. William, mentioned 
below. 2. Thomas, settled in Connecticut. 3. 
Christopher, married Ruth Rockwell. 4. 
Simon, born about 1630. 5. Ann. mentioned 
in a letter printed in the genealogy, written by 
Peter Baret to his sister Margaret (Baret) 

(H) William Huntington, son of Simon 
Huntington (i), was of Salisbury in 1640. He 
was probably one of the families removed to 
the west side of the Powow river as ordered 
December 26, 1642. He was a religious and 
enterprising man. He resided next to Thomas 
Hoyt in Pleasant \^alley on the banks of the 
Merrimac. in a part where the river was only 
a half mile wide. The land was never alie- 
nated from the family. He died about 1689. 
He married Joanna Bay ley, daughter of John 

Bayley. Children: i. John, born August, 
1643, mentioned below. 2. James, born Feb- 
ruary 5, 1646-47, died young. 3. Mary, born 
May 8, 1648, at Amesbury, married, July 14, 
1667, Joshua Goldsmith. 

(Ill) John Huntington, son of William 
Huntington (2), born at Amesbury, Massa- 
chusetts, in August, 1643, died about 1727. 
He had a seat assigned to him in the First 
Congregational Church at Amesbury and was 
on good terms with the minister. He was a 
constable. He married, October 25, 1665, 
Elizabeth Hunt. Children, born at Amesbur>': 
I. Hannah, born August 16, 1666, died August 
17, 1666. 2. Mary, born November 5, 1667, 
married Abraham Joyce; married, second, 
Jeremiah Dow. 3. Elizabeth, married. May 
22, 1689, Lieutenant Thomas Hoyt, Jr.; had 
fifty-three grandchildren, one hundred and 
twenty-one great-grandchildren and one hun- 
dred and forty-two great-^eat-grandchildren. 
4. Hannah, born November 19, 1671. 5. Sarah, 
born November i, 1672, died unmarried. 6. 
Susan, born February 4, 1673. 7- William, 
mentioned below. 8. Samuel, married, April 
7, 1708. Elizabeth Marsh. 9. Deborah, born 
September 22, 1687, married Edmund Eliot. 

(T\^) William Huntington, son of John 
Huntington (3), married, first, January 27, 
1708-09, Mary Goodwin, the intention being 
filed December 11, 1708. He married, second, 
December 19, 1725, Mary Colby. He resided 
on the homestead at Amesbury and was exe- 
cutor of his father's will. Children, born at 
Amesbury: i. John, born January 5, 1709-10, 
mentioned below. 2. Lydia, born April 6. 
1711. 3. Mary, born January 13, 1712-13. 4. 
Sarah, born November 3, 17 16. 5. Elizabeth, 
born January 15, 17 16- 17, married Andrew 
Whittier. 6. Deborah, born January, 1717-18, 
married, June 23, 1739, Thomas Homan, of 
Danvers. 7. William, born November 5, 1719. 
married. October 26, 1748, Mary Norton. 8. 
Timothy, born August 3, 1721. 9. Judith, born 
April 9, 1727. 

(\') John Huntington, son of William 
Huntington (4), was bom at Amesbury, Janu- 
^^y 5' 1709-10. He resided at the homestead 
in Amesbury. He married Abigail Jones. 
Children: i. John, born August 15, 1737. 
mentioned below. 2. Mary, born October 11, 
1739. married John Peaslee; resided at New- 
town. 3. Merriam, born January 19, 1741, 
married, first, Thomas Challis ; second, Steph- 
en Brown ; resided at Newbury. 4. Susannah, 
born November 14. 1743, married John Peas- 
lee, of Weare. 5. William, born May 18, 1747, 



married Lydia Buxton; resided at Amesbury; 
was in the revolution. 6. Sarah, born May 8, 
1750, married Micah Sawyer, of Newbury. 

7. EHjah, born April 17, 1753, married Eliza- 
beth Rowell; was in the revolution; died 1818. 

(VI) John Huntington, son of John Hunt- 
ington (5), was born August 15, 1737. He 
resided on the homestead. He was a soldier in 
the revolution, a private in Captain John Cur- 
rier's company, Colonel Frye's regiment, in 
1775, ^^so in Captain Oilman's company. Lieu- 
tenant Colonel Nixon's regiment, in 1777, and 
in Captain Simeon Brown's company, Colonel 
Jacob Gerrish's regiment, in 1778. He mar- 
ried Hannah Wood. Children, born at Ames- 
bury: I. Jacob, born September 28, 1758, 
died young. 2. Benjamin, born September 24, 
1760, married Elizabeth Buxton, and resided 
at Weare. 3. Moses, born May 25, 1763, men- 
tioned below. 4. John, born August 25, 1766, 
married Jemima Bunker: resided at Lincoln, 
\'ermont; died July 5, 1853. 5- Hannah, born 
August 23, 1768, died September 10, 184 1. 6. 
Mary, resided at Amesbury. 7. Abigail, mar- 
ried David Currier and resided at Amesbury. 

8. David, born May 13, 1770, married Lydia 
Currier. 9. Sarah, married Daniel Page and 
resided at Berwick. 10. Judith, born April 12, 
1773. died unmarried June 19, 1851. 

(X'H) Moses Huntington, son of John 
Huntington (6). born May 25, 1763, died Jan- 
uary 15, 1854. He married Hannah Page and 
resided at Amesbury. Children: i. Enoch, 
born December 2Ty 1794, mentioned below. 2. 
John, born September 7, 1797, married Han- 
nah Jones, married, second, Abigail . 3. 

Ruth, born September 9, 1799, died 1800. 4. 
Jacob, born January 16, 1801, married, Octo- 
ber 21, 1834, Elizabeth Huntington. 5. Philip, 
born May 22, 1803, married Philura Sargent; 
kept a meat market at Haverhill. 6. Daniel, 
born March 17 1806, married, December i, 
1844, Sarah W. Estes, of Amesbury. 7. 
Moses, born May 6, 1809, married, July, 1833, 
Cynthia W. Jepson ; was a minister of Friends. 
8. Lydia Jones, bom May 14, 1812, married 
Joel H. Davis, of Amesbury. 9. Ephraim 
Morrel, bom July 16, 1816, married Ruth C. 
\'ining ; a teacher and farmer ; resided in New 

(Vni) Enoch Huntington, son of Moses 
Huntington (7), was born December 27, 1794. 
He married Rebecca Flanders. To him we 
are indebted for all the details of the descend- 
ants of William Huntington who settled in 
Salisbury, as they appear in this work. Chil- 
dren: I. Hannah Louisa, born July 9, 1822. 

2. Moses, born March 15, 1824, died August 
9, 1825. 3. Alexander McRae, born May 15, 
1825. 4. Moses Page, born August 30, 1827, 
married Rhoda Bartlett. 5. Jacob Randall, 
mentioned below. 

(IX) Jacob Randall Huntington, son of 
Enoch Huntington (8), was born at Ames- 
bury, July 31, 1829. He received his educa- 
tion in the common schools, and after leaving 
school, went to work in the woolen mills, in 
which his father was also employed. It is 
said that a small incident changed the whole 
tenor of his life. One day as he was tending 
his spinning wheel the warp parted. He 
started it anew, and it parted again. Impul- 
sively he left his work, and with a resolve 
never to work again as a mill operative, he 
left the building. The affair created a stir 
among the workmen, for it was the rule that 
if an operative left his work without due no- 
tice, he should forfeit his pay; but nothing 
abashed, young Huntington presented himself 
before his employers, and so ably did he plead 
his case, that he received his full pay. With 
the small capital of a hundred dollars he start- 
ed the manufacture of carriages. He hired 
a loft over a mill and took a few carriage 
bodies from the West Amesbury carriage 
shops to paint. Probably the fact that he 
enjoyed painting led him to this work. It 
took considerable exertion to return the bodies 
in good shape, as the dust from the mill fil- 
tered through the floor, and threatened to spoil 
his work. He then purchased a few carriages 
from the West Amesbury shops and bought 
parts to put them together, and at the end of 
a year he had built thirteen carriages. This 
was in 185.^, when he was twenty-four years 
old. The business was remunerative and in 
the second year ninety-five carriages were 
turned out, and the third year, three hundred 
and thirteen, and so on, increasing each year. 
In this way the carriage industry of Ames- 
bury was started, which is now second to none 
in the country. In 1869 the factory was 
burned and he lost all; but he started again, 
and such was his success that in 1875 he re- 
tired from active business with a competency. 
He was the first manufacturer to sell his car- 
riages outside of the state. His business grew 
until he sold carriages all over the United 
States, and in foreign countries as well. To 
him more than any one other man, is due the 
growth and prosperity of the town of Ames- 
bury. He always gave his personal attention 
to the details of his business. He understood 
every part of the construction of a carriage. 



and he insisted that only the best work should 
be turned out. His honesty and integrity won 
him customers as well as friends. It is said 
of him that he could sell as many carriages 
before breakfast in one day as some men could 
in a full week, and this statement is almost 
literally true. He never had a partner and 
did business for twenty-one years without the 
aid of a bookkeeper. He was his own book- 
keeper, looking after his own accounts. 
In 1871 Mr. Huntington erected a beautiful 
residence at the head of Patten's Hill, being 
one of the first to build on a slope which is 
now adorned with fine residences. He is a 
lover of art. and many paintings of worth 
adorn his walls. Among them are some of the 
works of Charles Davis, a protege, and an 
Amesbury young man. Mr. Huntington met 
him one day on the street, after seeing some 
of his work, and asked him how he would 
like to go to Paris and study. The young man 
replied that it was his ambition to learn all 
he could, and Mr. Huntington made an ap- 
pointment with him. Thinking it a joke. Mr. 
Davis did not keep the appointment, and Mr. 
Huntington called him to task for it. In the 
end Mr. Davis went to Paris at Mr. Hunting- 
ton's expense, and is now an artist of much 
ability and renown. 

Mr. Huntington is a Democrat in politics, 
and has been a leader in Amesbury politics, 
serving as moderator of town meetings fre- 
quently. In more ways than one Mr. Hunt- 
ington has shown his love for his native town 
and his desire to benefit it. The most notable 
of his benefactions, perhaps, is the monument 
to Josiah Bartlett, signer of the Declaration 
of Independence, a native of Amesbury. Mr. 
Huntington had been reading of the erection 
of a statue to Nathan Hale, and conceived the 
idea, which he at once put into execution, of 
erecting one to Josiah Bartlett. The artist 
selected was Karl Gerhard t, of Hartford, 
Connecticut, and the statue was cast in bronze 
at the Ames Manufacturing Company's works 
at Chicopec. ^Vfassachu setts. The pedestal is of 
granite, and contains the following inscription : 

Josiah Bartlett. 

Born at Amesburj', Massachusetts, 1729, 

Died at Kingston. New Hampshire, 1795. 

Patriot, Scholar, Statesman. 

A delegate to the Continental Congress, 

A signer of the Declaration of Independence, 

With Stark at Bennington, 

A meml>er of the convention which 


The Constitution of the United States, 

Chief Justice, President, and First 

Governor of New Hampshire. 

Not more illustrious for public services 

Than for private virtties. 
This monument was erected July 4, 1888, 

A dtixen of Amesbury. 

Nothing could show the modesty of Mr. 
Huntington so well as this inscription, which 
not even mentions the donor's name. The 
statue represents Mr. Bartlett standing erect 
with head uplifted, and one foot slightly ad- 
vanced. In the right hand is a quill pen and 
in the left is a scroll bearing the word, Inde- 
pendence. The figure is of heroic size. The 
statue was placed in the puWic square of 
Amesbury, and was accepted by the state, to 
which it was presented, and dedicated on July 
4, 1888, with appropriate ceremony. The 
day was celebrated with much display of en- 
thusiasm. The dedication speech was made 
by Hon. Robert L. Davis, of Fall River, and 
the statue was unveiled by John S. Poyen, Jr., 
grandson of Mr. Huntington.* A poem writ- 
ten for the occasion by John G. Whittier, was 
read at the dedication. Mr. Huntington mar- 
ried, August 13, 1857, Harriet N. Jauvrin, 
born at Seabrook, Xew Hampshire, a descend- 
ant of John Alden, also of Governors Dudley 
and Bradstreet, and a member of the Society 
of Mavflower Descendants. Children: i. 
Fannie J., married John B. Poyen. 2. Mary, 
married Frank Gage, of Haverhill. 

Two brothers named Kemp- 
KEi\n^TON ton came to America from 

England and settled in the 
Plymouth colony very early. Manasseh 
Kempton came in 1623, probably in the ship 
"Ann," is called one of the **old-comers." 
sharing in the division of cattle in 1627, was 
taxed in Plymouth in 1632, admitted freeman 
in 1^)33, deputy to the general court in 1639 
and for nine years following. He was one 
of the purchasers of the town of Dartmouth, 
Massachusetts. He died January 14, 1662-63; 
his widow February 19, 1665, in her eighty- 
first year. Thev left no children. 

( I ) Ephraim Kempton, immigrant ancestor 
of all the early Kempton families of Massa- 
chusetts, brother of Manasseh Kempton, came 
to the Plymouth colony, after 1627 probably, 
as he did not share in the division of cattle 
that year. His son Ephraim Jr. came with him 
and was in partnership with him from the 
time of coming to this country until his death. 
May 5 or June 24, 1645. ^^'^^ names of both 
appear on the list of 1643 of those able to bear 
arms, but that of Ephraim Sr. was crossed 
oflf afterward, his age doubtless exempting him 



from service. He was a tailor by trade. The 
inventory of his estate was filed and adminis- 
tration granted October 28, 1645, to his 
brother Manasseh and son Ephraim. The 
estate was divided June 4, 1645. Manasseh 
Kempton, of Scituate, and Thomas Rawlins. 
Sr., of Boston, father-in-law of Ephraim Jr., 
arranged for the apportionment of the estate 
to Ephraim and the three other children June 
8. 1658. The names of the other children are 
not known. They were probably daughters. 

(II) Ephraim Kempton, son of Ephraim 
Kempton ( i ) , was born in England, and came 
with his father to Plymouth about 1627. He 
settled in Scituate where his Uncle Manasseh 
lived. He married, January 28, 1646, Joanna 
Rawlins (Rollins), daughter of Thomas Raw- 
lins. Her father came to Roxbury from Eng- 
land in 1630 in the first company; was a car- 
penter and planter; removed to Scituate 
where his wife Mary died about 1639; was on 
the grand jury, 1641-42-46; surveyor at Scitu- 
ate 1642-44: on town committee, 1643; deputy 
to general court, 1642-43; admitted freeman, 
May 18. 163 1 ; returned to Boston where his 
wi fe died December 2^^ 1655. ^^^ married again. 
May 2, 1656, Sarah Maddox; he died March 
15, 1660, bequeathing to wife Sarah and sons 
Thomas and Nathaniel, leaving a house and 
land at Boston and a farm at Scituate. 
Joanna, her sister Mary, and brothers Thomas, 
Nathaniel and John, all born in England, 
came with their parents in 1630. Children: 
I. Joanna, born September 29, 1647. married, 
December 22, 1664, George Morton, of Ply- 
mouth. 2. Patience, born October 2, 1646, 
died young. 3. Ephraim, born October i, 
1649, mentioned below. 4. Manasseh, born 
January i, 1651-52. 

nil) Ephraim Kempton, son of Ephraim 
Kempton (2), was born at Plymouth or Scitu- 
ate, October i, 1649. He married, November 
7, 1673, Patience Faunce, daughter of Elder 
Thomas Faunce, and granddaughter of John 
Faunce, who came to Plymouth in 1623. He 
lived in Boston where he followed his trade of 
gimsmith, but may have late in life returned 
to Plymouth. Before 1677 he left Boston to 
settle in Salem. He was legatee of his uncle, 
Thomas Rawlins, of Boston, a member of the 
Artillery Company, in 1642, under his will 
dated December 12, 1681, and administered 
the estate jointly with Samuel Marshall. Sav- 
age says of his wife: "The widow is one of 
the instances well authenticated (as very few 
are) of much exceeding one hundred years. 
Her memory was accurate, if not happy, for 

she saw the head of Philip, the Indian king, 
upon a pole at Plymouth, where it remained 
over twenty years from his fall, and she said 
that a wren used to make her nest in the skull 
where she hatched her young every year." 
Children: i. Ephraim, born 1674, married 
Mary Reeves, of Salem. 2. Stephen, born 
1676. 3. Samuel, born 168 1. 4. John, men- 
tioned below. 

(IV) John Kempton, son of Ephraim 
Kempton (3), born in Salem, about 1685, set- 
tled in Salem and lived there all his life. He 
was a cordwainer by trade. He and his son 
John Jr., also a cordwainer, purchased a farm 
at Uxbridge, April 9, 1739, of Benjamin 
Force, of Uxbridge. The farm consisted of 
one hundred acres and adjoined that of Solo- 
mon Bullard. John Kempton Jr. and his 
brothers Ephraim and Manasseh settled in 
Uxbridge and the adjoining town of Mendon. 
The father deeded land to son John Jr. in 
1742. By deed dated at Salem, September 14, 
1 74 1, and acknowledged July 21, 1746, John 
Kempton Sr. deeded to his sons Ephraim and 
Manasseh, then (1741) of Uxbridge, the land 
he bought October 5, 1740, of Philip Amidon, 
in Mendon and Uxbridge, seventy acres in ex- 
tent. John Kempton deeded other lands to 
Ejihraim in 1749 and Manasseh to Abigail 
Kempton the same year. John Sr. died after 
1749. (See Worcester deeds). Children: i. 
John Jr., born about 171 5, married Hannah 

; he and his son John baptized January 

29, 1737-38, at Salem, Massachusetts; he died 
at Uxbridge, 1787; cordwainer and farmer; 
children mentioned in will: John, George, 
Samuel, Ephraim, settled in Burrillville, 
Rhode Island; Sarah Blake, Ruth Battles, 
Hannah Twitchell, Bethia Nye. 2. Ephraim, 
born about 17 18. mentioned below. 3. Man- 
asseh, born about 1720, settled at Uxbridge. 
4. Abigail (deed from Manasseh 1749). 5. 

Joseph, married Elizabeth , settled at 

Salem. 6. Sarah, adult, baptized at Salem, 
November 14, 1736. (The deeds cited prove 
this line absolutely and disprove the lineage, 
as given in Davis's History of Plymouth. 
Massachusetts, that Ephraim (4), son of 
Ephraim (3), was in the pedigree). 

(\') Ephraim Kempton, son of John 
Kempton (4), born at Salem about 17 18, set- 
tled in Uxbridge. Massachusetts, in 1740-41. 
He received a deed of his farm there from his 
father, as stated above. He died when still 
a young man, in 1749. At the request of his 
widow her father, Isaac Bolster, was api)oint- 
ed administrator of the estate and guardian 



of the children, all under fourteen, appointed 
July 7, 1749. Ephraim married, 1740, Abigail 
Bolster. Children: i. Ephraim Jr., born 
1741, mentioned below. 2. Stephen, born 
1743, married Catherine Boyce, of Uxbridge; 
settled in Richmond, New Hampshire, in 
1762; deeded to his brother Ephraim, then of 
L'xbridge, his rights in his father's personal 
and real estate, Ephraim, late of Uxbridge, 
November 18, 1766; ancestor of many of the 
New Hampshire families. 3. Joseph, born 
1745. 4. Mary, born 1748. 

(VI) Ephraim Kempton, son of Ephraim 
Kempton (5), was born in Uxbridge, Nlassa- 
chusetts, 1 741. He was brought up in Ux- 
bridge and married there Hannah Battles, of 
Uxbridge. He was a soldier from Uxbridge 
in the revolution, a private in Captain Samuel 
Read's company in the Lexington alarm, April 
I9» 1775- He removed to Croyden, New 
Hampshire, during the revolution, with his 
family, as his eldest son was a soldier from 
Croyden in 1780. He and his wife Hannah, 
of Croyden, in 1784, deeded to Peletiah Darl- 
ing, of Uxbridge, fifty-five acres of land in 
the southeast part of that town, adjoining 
land of Joseph Blake. James Albee, John 
Kempton. and others, part of the old home- 
stead. The deed was acknowledged at Croy- 
den before Moses Whipple, magistrate, June 
5, 1784. The census of 1790 shows that he 
had in his family two grown sons, three sons 
under sixteen and three females. Children, 
born at Uxbridge except several of the young- 
est wdio were born at Croyden: i. Rufus, 
born September 2, 1762, soldier in the revo- 
lution in 1780; married, April 23, 1761, Abi- 
gail Breck, of Sherborn, born at Roxbury, 
Massachusetts, April 23, 1761 ; they settled in 
Stanstead, Canada. 2. Abigail, 1764, married 
Ebenezer Hurd. 3. Susanna, 1766. 4. Jere- 
miah, 1768, mentioned below. 5. Ephraim, 
1770. 6. Joseph, born 1772. 7. Mary, 1774, 
married Thomas Billings. 8. Hannah, 1776, 
married Giles Shurtleff. 9. Thomas, 1778. 
10. Edward, 1780. 11. Daniel, 1783. 12. 
Rachel, 1787. 

(V'H) Jeremiah Kempton, son of Ephraim 
Kempton (6), was born in Uxbridge, Worces- 
ter county, ^lassachusetts. in 1768. He went 
to Croyden with the family when a young boy, 
and married there in 1788 Esther Gordon. 
He was a farmer at Croyden, in which he was 
an earlv settler and owned much real estate. 
Children, born there: I. Calvin, born 1791, 
married, 1818, Ruth Baxter, daughter of Na- 
thaniel Clark. 2. Nancy, 1792, married Chase 

Noyes. 3, Obed, January 11, 1795, married, 
1 82 1, Nancy Noyes; removed to Newport, 
New Hampshire. 4. Amos, August 13, 1797, 
mentioned below. 5. Jerusha Hall, 1798. 
married Jonathan Powers. 6. Elisha, Novem- 
ber 4, 1800, married Hannah Vickery; re- 
moved to Newport. 7. Silas, December 29, 
1802, married, 1825. Mary A. Shedd; removed 
to Newport in 1855. 8. Moody, 1804. 

(Vni) Amos Kempton. son of Jeremiah 
Kempton (7), born in Croyden, August 13, 
1797, died in Newport, November 10, 1843. 
He settled in the east part of Newport. He 
married, April 3, 1825, Lois Stevens, born 
January 29, 1806, died June 26, 1889. She 
married, second, Abbott Saltmarsh, having no 
children by her second marriage. Amos 
Kempton went to Newport when seventeen, 
and lived there the remainder of his life. He 
and his family were Baptists in religion. Chil- 
dren : I. Daniel M., born February 23, 1827, 
died September 9, 1844. 2. Ira P., born 
March 23, 1829. married Ann J. Noyes; mar- 
ried, second, Pamelia Sargent, of Concord, 
New Hampshire ; child, Uois P. 3. Henry M., 
a carpenter, born July 18. 1831, married Char- 
lotte M. Swain, of Nantucket, Massachusetts; 
children : Willie S., Ida M., Florence T., who 
alone of the children grew to maturity ; George 
H., Hattie. 3. Obed, born August 12, 1833, 
married Hannah M. Leavitt, of Chichester, 
New Hampshire; no issue. 4. Lois B., born 
August II, 1835, married William H. Flan- 
ders, of Concord ; son Frank Eugene died 
aged four. 5. Judson, born February 28, 
1838, mentioned below. 6. Dexter, born 
March i. 1841, farmer; married, first, Pame- 
lia for **Katie") West, of Chichester; chil- 
dren, William D. and Clarence; Dexter mar- 
ried, second, Mary Barnard, widow. 7. Amos, 
born Ai)ril 6, 1844, a merchant at Haverhill; 
married Nellie Nutter, of Farmington, New 
Hampshire; children: i. Eva M., married 
Charles E. Pinkham, and had daughter Mad- 
eline Kempton Pinkham; ii. Edith, married 
Albert S. liayncs, and had two children ; Amos 
Kempton Haynes; infant born in 1907. 

(IX) Judson Kempton, son of Amos 
Kempton (8), born at Newport, New Hamp- 
shire, February 28, 1838, (lied September 6, 
1877, at Haverhill, Massachusetts. He was 
educated in the public schools of his native 
town. At the age of sixteen he was appren- 
ticed to learn the hatter*s trade in a factory 
at Derry, New Hampshire. He followed that 
trade at Derry and later at Methuen, and sub- 
sequently engaged in the restaurant business 



in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1865 he re- 
moved to Haverhill and established a restaur- 
ant in that city, in connection with which he 
conducted a fruit and confectionery store. He 
admitted to partnership his brother, Amos 
Kempton, and the firm continued until the 
death of Judson Kempton, doing a large and 
flourishing business. Mr. Kempton was a 
member of Mizpah Lodge of Odd Fellows of 
Haverhill. In politics he was a Republican. 
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church. He married Mrs. Caroline C. Hobbs, 
nee Messer, of Methuen. Children: i. Liz- 
zie M.. married Fred B. Fisher; children: El- 
mer, Ethel, Mertena, Eugene, Carl, Esther and 
Myron. 2. Minnie C, married Wilbur 
Blake ; children : Ralph, John and Donald. 3. 
Eugene J., born 1869, mentioned below. 4. 
Elmer A., deceased, married Lida White, 
child, Norman W., born July 8, 1896. 5. 
Almon E., married Annie Jones ; children : 
Gladys and Etheline. 6. Blanche E., married 
Charles R. Estes, children, Ruth and Carleton. 
(X) Eugene J. Kempton, son of Judson 
Kempton (9), was born in Haverhill, May 28, 
1869. He received his early education in the 
public schools of that city. At the age 'of 
seventeen he began his mercantile career as 
clerk in the jewelry store of L. Kimball & 
Son, Haverhill, and continued two years. Dur- 
ing the next three years he was clerk for A. 
M. Tilton, clothing dealer, later to his succes- 
sors. Sands Brothers, and later with W. Scott 
Peabody, of Haverhill. He formed a partner- 
ship in 1895 ^'*^^ ^' C. Turner and purchased 
the stock in trade of the Peabody store and 
began business under the firm name of Turner 
& Kempton Company. In 1897 Mr. Kempton 
purchased the interest of his partner and in- 
corporated the business under the title of the 
Kempton Company. In addition to clothing 
Mr. Kempton carries a large and complete 
stock of boots and shoes, hats and men's fur- 
nishings, etc. His is one of the largest stores 
in that line in Haverhill and shows constant 
growth. Mr. Kempton is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church, of which he is at 
present steward. In politics he is an inde- 
pendent Republican. He is a member of Mer- 
rimack Lodge of Free Masons; of Mizpah 
I^odge of Odd Fellows; of North Star Com- 
mandery, Knights of Malta. He is a member 
of the Haverhill Board of Trade, and a direc- 
tor of the Haverhill Young Men's Christian 

He married, November 11, 1890, Laura E. 
Sanborn, of Kingston, New Hampshire, born 

•i— 19 

July 8, 1867, daughter of Joseph W. Sanborn. 
Children born at Haverhill: i. Donald E., 
April 27 y 1896. 2. Ardelle L., December 9, 
1897. 3. Rudolph T., May 30, 1902. 

William Vittum, the immi- 
VITTUM grant ancestor, was a French 

Huguenot, and probably came 
about the time of the Huguenot immigration 
to America, 1690- 1700. The first record of 
him was in 171 2. The French spelling of this 
name is Vieux-temps. The early colonial rec- 
ords furnish all possible varieties of spelling. 
Very little is known of him. He lived in or 
near Hampton, New Hampshire, where his 
son W'illiam settled. Children: i. Tabitha, 
died unmarried. 2. William, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Another son, who was in the colonial 
army, it is said, and was lost at sea. 

(II) William Vittum Jr., son of William 
Vittum (i), was born probably in France, pos- 
sibly in the Isle of Guernsey, or Jersey, where 
many Huguenots took refuge before coming 
to America. He is the progenitor of all of the 
name known in this country. He was a sold- 
ier in New Hampshire, in Captain James 
Davis's company. Major Smith's command, in 
1 712, and was paid for service against the 
city. He married, December 14, 171 5, Abigail 
Lane, at Hampton, New Hampshire, born De- 
cember 9, 1693, died June i, 1767, daughter 
of William and Sarah (Webster) Lane. Sarah 
Webster was daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
( r)rewer) Webster. William Lane was son 
of W'illiam and Mary (Brewer) Lane, who 
were married, August 21, 16^6^ in Boston. 
William Lane (2) was a tailor by trade, living 
in Hami)ton. William Vittum settled in 
Hampton, on the south side of the Exeter 
road, at the junction with the Towle road, and 
the vicinity of the old homestead is still called 
\^ittum's Corners, though the family left that 
section many generations ago. Children, born 
at Hampton: i. Ann, baptized November 30, 
1718: married Elisha Towle. 2. Sarah, bap- 
tized, September 25, 1720. 3. John, born 
1724, baptized March 15, died young. 4. Wil- 
liam, baptized July 7, 1728; mentioned below. 
5. John, baptized October 7, 1733: served in 
the French and Indian war and did not return 
leaving no issue. 6. Abigail, baptized July 11, 
1736; died unmarried, September 7, 1810. 

(III) William Vittum, son of W'illiam 
Vittum (2), born in Hampton, New Hamp- 
shire, 1728, was baptized in the Hampton 
church, July 7, 1728. He lived in his native 
town until about 17^)5, when he removed to 



Moultonborough, New Hampshire. He mar- 
ried, December 17, 1747, Sarah Page, of the 
Hampton family of Page. William was the 
only male descendant of his father and grand- 
father to have children, so that he is the ances- 
tor of all of the Vittum name. Children, born 
at Hampton and Moultonborough, New 
Hampshire: i. William, baptized September 
16, 1750. 2. Abigail, baptized May 6, 1753. 

3. Ruth, baptized July 4, 1756. 4. John, bap- 
tized October 29, 1758. 5. Stephen Page, bap- 
tized November 28, 1762; mentioned below. 
6. Huldah, baptized March 26, 1765. 7. Mol- 
ly, baptized August 16, 1772; died in 1856 
unmarried. 8. Thomas, born 1768; died June 
I5« 1815. 9. Tufton, born in 1769; died April 
19, 1847. 

(IV) Stephen Page Vittum, son of William 
Vittum (3), was born at Hampton, New 
Hampshire, November 28, 1762. His father 
or brother, in all probability the latter, was a 
soldier in the revolution. William \'ittum was 
a private in Captain Ebenezer H. Green's com- 
pany, in 1776, Colonel Timothy Bedell's reg- 
iment. Stephen Page Vittum married, Sep- 
tember 15, 1785, Mary Tewksbury. Children: 

1. Tufton, born September 11, 1785; died 
September 14, 1872. 2. Stephen, born May 
22, 1787: died October 20. 1873. 3- Henry, 
born May i, 1790; died September 2, 1862. 

4. Sally, born November 23, 1792. 5. Mary. 
6. Nancy, born February 6, 1799. 7- Orlando 
Weed, born September 19, 1801 ; died April 

5. 1877. 8. William, mentioned below. 

(\') \\'illiam Vittum, son of Stephen Page 
Vittum (4), was born April 8, 1804, and died 
August 8, 1855. He settled in Sandwich, New 
Hampshire, and was a farmer there. He mar- 
ried Elkina Clough. He was educated in the 
public schools of Sandwich. In addition to 
general farming, he devoted considerable 
attention to raising stock for the market and 
was prosperous in business. He was a Con- 
gregational st in religion, and a Democrat in 
politics. Me was a Free Mason. His wife 
died in 1893, aged eighty-five years. Chil- 
dren, born at Sandwich: i. F-farriet Amanda, 
born June 15, 1830; married John C. Young. 

2. John W., born July 19, 1832; died Novem- 
ber 15, 1832. 3. Alargaret J., born December 
15, 1833; married William Bennett. 4. Joseph 
\Ventworth, mentioned below. 

(\'l) Joseph Wentworth Vittum, son of 
William X'ittum (5), was born in Sandwich, 
New Hampshire, May 7, 1838 (according to 
Miss Page). He was educated in the public 
schools of his native town. When a young 

man he left home and worked at the shoemak- 
er's trade in Danvers, Massachusetts. He 
worked for a year as a leather cutter in a fac- 
tory at Middleton, Massachusetts, and in 1864 
came to Haverhill to reside. He began to 
manufacture boots and shoes on his own 
account in 1869. He associated himself with 
a partner in the manufacture of leather in the 
firm of Vittum & Foster, and later in his man- 
ufacturing of shoes he took his son as part- 
ner, and the business is now conducted under 
the firm name of M. S. Vittum & Company. 
He retired from active business in 1903, and 
since then has been occupied in the care of his 
property and in the management of several 
large estates. Mr. Vittum is one of the best 
known and most successful of the older gen- 
eration of Haverhill's manufacturers, and 
commands the esteem and confidence not onlv 
of his fellow-manufacturers and business 
associates but of the general public. As an 
employer of labor and the founder of an im- 
portant industry he was alike successful. Mr. 
Vittum is a member of the Baptist Church. 
In politics he is a Republican. He belongs to 
Merrimack Lodge of Free Masons, and to the 
Afutual Relief Lodge of Odd Fellows. He 
was one of the founders of the Pentucket 
Savings Bank, and is a member of the invest- 
ment board and vice-president. He is a mem- 
ber of the Pentucket Club. Mr. Vittum is a 
fine type of the selfmade American. He be- 
gan as a workman at the bench and established 
the foundations of his education and his bus- 
iness success by his own industry and appli- 
cation. He possesses a large share of public 
spirit and has lent his assistance to every pro- 
ject for the improvement and welfare of the 
city, and invested freely in the real estate of 
that city. 

He married, in 1855. Martha M. Reynolds, 
born at Salem, ^lassachusetts, May, 1835, 
daughter of William and Martha Reynolds. 
Children: i. WilHam S., born 1855; an in- 
surance broker, Haverhill ; married Belle Cal- 
kins, now deceased, and they had one child 
Maude. 2. Morrill S., born December, i860; 
married Mabel, daughter of Elbridge and 
Martha Marston, of Lee, New Hampshire, 
and tliev have one child, Joseph E., born June^ 

There is perhaps no single 
BRADFORD one among the hundreds of 

prominent family names in 
Xew England history which has been made 
the subject of more expended mention in gen- 




reference works than that of Brad- 
lame which has been known in Amer- 
ory from the time of the "Mayflower" 
which in aH generations from Gover- 
liam Bradford has been represented 
of achievement, men of the highest 
r, and men whose influence in pubHc 
lestic Hfe always has been for good, 
may be said without any assumption 
y that Bradford is and for nearly 
nturies has been one of the strong 
ames of New England, and naturally, 
ways has been on the part of those 
that name a desire to know if they 

the same ancestral family as that of 
inguished governor, who appears to 
m the first of his name this side of the 

are many facts which seem to indi- 
>od relationship among the several 
d immigrants who came to New Eng- 
ring the half century next following 
ing of the '^Mayflower" Pilgrims, but 

references do not afford the means 
y to establish the connection beyond 

of doubt. There always has existed 
that the family proposed to be treated 
3lace is of the same English stock as 
Governor William Bradford, but the 
t knowledge we have of the immigrant 

of this particular family is that 
Bradford (i), was born in England 
S26, lived in Beverly in the colony of 
lusetts Bay, died there January 13, 
l^ed eighty years, and that letters for 
inistration of his estate were granted 
5 decease. This Robert Bradford had 
, and among them were sons Robert 

Robert Bradford, elder son of Rob- 
Iford the immigrant, had a wife Han- 
3 bore him three children : John, born 
Robert and Martha, both baptized in 

William Bradford, younger son of 
Bradford, the immigrant, born about 
ied in Beverly, June 15, 1717, aged 
eventy-eight years. He was a rope 
He married, November 14, 1676, 
daughter of John Raymont, of Bev- 
ildren, all born in Beverly: i. Abi- 
rn September 15, 1682; intention of 
e with Philip Deland, published July, 
. Rachel, born July 13, 1684; married, 
athaniel Jones, of Ipswich. 3. Wil- 
)rn December, 1686, (see post). 4. 
)rn February 26, 1689-90, died March 

29, 175 1, in Beverly; married first, December 
26, 1 71 7, Ann Lovett; had several children, 
born in Beverly; married second, Hannah 
, who survived him. He was a mari- 
ner. 5. Bethiah, born June 20, 1692; married 
December 29, 1720, William Howard Jr., of 
Ipswich. 6. Rebecca, baptized March 11, 

(III) William Bradford, son of William 
and Rachel (Raymont) Bradford, born in 
Beverly, 1686, died in Middleton, Massachu- 
setts, 1 761. In 1 72 1 he removed from Bever- 
ly to Box ford, and was taxed there until 1743, 
when he removed to Middleton. He was a 
sailor. He married, December 23, 1707, by 
Rev. Thomas Blowers, Grace, daughter of 
Andrew Elliot, of Beverly, seaman; children: 
I. Robert, born in Beverly, June 14, 1708; 
married Hepzibah Averill, who died before 
him. He was taxed in Boxford, 1729 until 
1732, and then removed to Middleton, where 
he was a housewright, and where he died ; 
will proved 1790. 2. Mary, born in Beverly, 
May I, 1710; admitted member of First 
church in Boxford, February 11, 1728-29; 
married, August 7, 1734, Abraham Gage, of 
Bradford : removed thence to Middleton. 3. 
Rachel, born September i, 1712; married, 
February 4, 1742-43, Jacob Dresser. 4. Wil- 
liam, born April 25, 1715; married Mary 
Lambert. He lived in Boxford from 1737 to 
1 741, and afterwards removed to Amherst, 
New Hampshire. Two of his children died 
in Boxford, 1791. 5. Andrew, born in Bev- 
erly, November i, 17 17 (see post). 6. Sam- 
uel, baptized May 8, 1720. He went from 
Beverly to Middleton, where he was a house- 
wright in 1 72 1, and later settled in Hillsboro, 
New Hampshire. 7. Patience, born in Box- 
ford, November 3, 1723. 8. Bethiah, born 
in Boxford, July 10. 1726: married John 
Gould, of Newbury, Massachusetts. 9. Lucy, 
born in Boxford, August 22, 1729; married 
Daniel Wilkins. 

(IV) Captain Andrew Bradford, son of 
W^illiam and Grace (Elliot) Bradford, born 
in Beverly, Massachusetts, November i, 171 7, 
died in Mil ford. New Hampshire, 1798. In 
1745, soon after his marriage, he removed 
from Beverly to Souhegan-west, as his wife 
was dismissed from the church in Boxford to 
ihat in Souhegan during the same summer. 
He was taxed in Boxford from 1739 to 1741, 
and is mentioned in the records as a husband- 
man and housewright. In 1741 he bought of 
Richard Mowero, of Lynn, innholder, one 
right in Souhegan-west granted to a number 



of Narragansett soldiers, viz: the right of 
John Farrington for his father, John Farring- 
ton, formerly of said Lynn ; also right number 
22. Captain Bradford married first, June i6, 
1745, Rebecca, daughter of Samuel and Sus- 
anna Cole, of Boxford, ceremony performed 
by Rev. John Cushing, of Second church of 
Boxford; married second, Hannah Chandler, 
born January 26, 1723, widow of Thomas 
Chandler, and daughter of Colonel John GoflFe 
and Hannah Griggs, of Bedford. She died 
December 14, 181 9. Captain Bradford had 
children: i. John, born 1744; (see post). 2. 
Rebecca, born in Souhegan-west, November 
7, 1757; married, March 8, 1781, Benjamin 
Taylor ; removed to Andover, Vermont ; died 
there. 3. Mary, born in Amherst, now Mil- 
ford, New Hampshire, June 12, 1760; died in 
Milford, September 8, 1840; married, Sep- 
tember 12, 1780, John Wallace, of Milford, 
son of William Wallace and Mary Burns. 4. 
Andrew, born June 11, 1763 (see post). 5. 
Mehitabel, born in Amherst, July 2y, 1766: 
married first. May 28, 1782, Elijah Averill, of 
Mount Vernon : second, July 4, 1809, Dr. 
Henry Codman ; third, January 4, 1826, Ezek- 
iel Upton. 

(V) Captain John Bradford, eldest child of 
Captain Andrew and Rebecca (Cole) Brad- 
ford, was born in what now is the town of 
Milford, New Hampshire, in 1744. He was a 
farmer, and lived on the old homestead until 
1800, when he removed to Hancock, and died 
there in 1836. He married Sarah Putnam, 
who died April 27. 1822. Children: i. Sarah, 
born July 16, 1769; married a Mr. Andrews; 
lived in Windsor. 2. Thomas, born June 8, 
1771: married, October 3, 1799. Patty Co- 
burn, of Wilton, New Hampshire: lived in 
Lyndeborough. 3. John, born July 9, 1773; 
lived in Peterborough, New Hampshire. 4. 
Kl)hraim Putnam, born December 27, 1776; 
was a clergyman, and lived in New Boston, 
Now Hampshire, where he died December 14, 
T845: married, Sei)tember i, 1806, Mary M., 
daughter of Deacon Ephraim and Mary Bar- 
ker, born in Amherst, October 9, 1785, died 
May 8, 1874, at the home of her son, in Mil- 
waukee. Wisconsin. 5. Betsey, born January 
25. 1779, died May 26. 1868: married, January 
25, i/t;/. Moses Burns, of Milford. 6. That- 
cher, born in 1781, died in Hancock, Xew 
Hani])shire. October t8, 1848; was prominent 
in town affairs : married Mercy Foster, born 
March 30. 1786, died March 17, 187 1, daugh- 
ter of John and Sarah (Taylor) Foster. 7. 
Rebecca, born in 1783; married, December 25, 

1808, Jacob Whittemore, bom in Greenfield, 
Massachusetts, October 12, 1780, died in An- 
trim, New Hampshire, October 14, i860, son 
of Major Amos Whittemore and Molly Tay- 
lor. 8. William, born in Milford; died in 

(V) Andrew Bradford, fourth child and 
second son of Captain Andrew Bradford, born 
in Amherst, now Milford, New Hampshire, 
June II, 1763, died in North Springfield, Ver- 
mont, January 31, 1836. His principal occu- 
pation was farming. He was a soldier of the 
revolution, and the rolls of New Hampshire 
men mention him as a private in Captain 
Love joy's company, Colonel Wentworth's 
regiment of militia, which served in the de- 
fense of Portsmouth in September, 1779; as 
private in Captain William Barron*s company 
of Colonel Nicholas regiment in the service of 
the government at West Point, July 6, 1780, 
to October 22, 1780; and his name is also 
mentioned in the account of state bounties 
paid continental soldiers who enlisted in July, 
1782, for three years or during the war. He 
is mentioned there as Andrew Bradford of 
Amherst, New Hampshire. One account of. 
his revolutionary services says that he also 
served as a private in Captain Moody Dustin's 
comj^any, which was attached to the Second 
Regiment of New Hampshire troops, and that 
he was in service at the battle of Ben- 
nington under General Stark, in August, 1777, 
and afterward at Stillwater (Saratoga), New 
York, and was present at the surrender of 
Burgoyne to General Gates. He also enjoys 
the distinction of having been a soldier of the 
second war with the mother country, and was 
at the battle of Plattsburg, New York. De- 
cember 19, 1785, Andrew Bradford married 
Lucy Parker, born 1762, died April 14, 1847, 
aged eighty-five years, and his pension as a 
revolutionary soldier survived to her after his 
death. They had five children: i. David, 
went west and died there. 2. Arabella, be- 
came the wife of a Mr. Hemingway. 3. Lucy, 
married Rev. Frederick Page, a clergyman of 
the Bai)tist church. 4. Andrew, spent the 
greater part of his life in Chester, Vermont, 
and died there, leaving several children. 5. 
Richard, born April 4, 1800; see forward. 

(\'I) Richard P>radford, youngest son and 
child of Andrew and Lucy (Parker) Bra.l- 
ford, born in Andover, Vermont, April 4, 
1800. died in Springfield, Vermont, April 19, 
1891. He was a cabinet maker by principal occu- 
l)ation and also carried on a small farm. For a 
time he was associated in business with his elder 


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brother Andrew, and they employed several 
men in their shop. In politics he was a Whig, 
an ardent Abolitionist, and afterward a Re- 
publican. He married, March 11, 1827, Mary, 
daughter of Charles and Comfort (Walker) 
Stimson, born in Ludlow, Vermont, April 6, 
1808, died in Gloucester, Massachusetts, April 
5, 1892. Charles Stimson was born (prob- 
ably) in Stroudswater, Maine, July 24, 1772, 
and died December 29, 1854. His wife, Com- 
fort Walker, was born in Hopkinton, Massa- 
chusetts, August 13, 1772, and died August 21, 
1868. They had children: i. William Stim- 
son, born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Jan- 
uary 30, 1796, died in Danby, Vermont, Aug- 
ust 14, 1851. 2. Sally, born in Mendon, Mass- 
achusetts, July I, 1797. died in Danby, April 
22, 1843. 3- Charles, born in Mendon, Janu- 
ary T.'j^ 1799. 4- David, born in Mendon, No- 
vember II, 1800, died at Mount Taber, Ver- 
mont, August II, 1863-65. 5. Aaron, born 
in Mendon, August 20, 1802, died March 31, 
1808. 6. John, born in Ludlow, Vermont, 
October 20, 1804. 7. Comfort, born in Lud- 
low, July 10, i8o(5, died in Danby, October 23, 
1855. 8. Mary, born in Ludlow, April 6, 
1808, died April 5, 1892; married, March 11, 

1827, Richard Bradford. 9. Anne, born in 
Ludlow, May 21, 1810, died in Rockport, 
Massachusetts, August 8, 1864. 10. Aaron, 
born in Ludlow, March 20, 1813. 11. Sophia, 
born in Ludlow, November 8, 18 16, died at 
Saratoga, New York, November 23, 1839. 12. 
Anson, born in Ludlow, August 11, 1819. 
Children of Richard and Mary (Stimson) 
Bradford: I. George Richard, born Novem- 
ber 17, 1828; see forward. 2. Mary Ann, 
bom in North Springfield, Vermont, Septem- 
ber I, 1831; now a widow, living in Glouces- 
ter, Massachusetts. 

(VH) George Richard Bradford, only son 
of Richard and Mary (Stimson) Bradford, 
born in Springfield. Vermont, November 17, 

1828, died in Gloucester, Massachusetts, De- 
cember 31, 1902, He was unquestionably the 
leading man of the city during the period of 
his active business life there. His early edu- 
cation was only such as could be acquired in 
the country schools of North Springfield, Ver- 
mont, where his young life was spent, yet in 
his more mature years he became recognized 
as a man of superior educational attainments, 
and in his daily association with other men, in 
public assemblages and social gatherings, his 
manner and conversation at once disclosed 
the fact that constant, careful reading and 
close business relations with others had been 

his best teacher and had developed in his mind 
an understanding of public affairs that made 
him one of the best informed men on all gen- 
eral subjects of which the city of Gloucester 
could boast. 

In 1844, when only sixteen years old he was 
in Rockport, Massachusetts, at work in one of 
the granite quarries for which that part of 
Cape Ann has long been famous, and while 
there only a single year he nevertheless gained 
a knowledge of the (juarrying business gener- 
ally that stood him in good stead in later years 
when he himself had become proprietor of 
a business enterprise in that line. From Rock- 
port he returned to his home in Vermont, 
spent a winter there and in the following 
spring removed with his parents to Whitins- 
ville in Hampden county, Massachusetts, and 
there learned the trade of a painter. After 
three years he went to Janesville, Wisconsin, 
and found employment there in a large general 
merchandise store, later returned to Spring- 
field, Vermont, and soon afterward went 
south and became business manager of a large 
general store in Moulton, Alabama, remain- 
ing there about two years. On his return from 
the south •Mr. Bradford again went to Rock- 
port, purchased a grocery store and carried on 
the business for about two years, then sold out 
and acquired an interest in the granite pro- 
ducing firm of Eames, Stimson & Co., con- 
tributing considerable capital to the concern 
and thus enabling it to enlarge its business, 
and he himself taking an active part in the ex- 
tensive operations of the firm. After about 
ten years Eames, Stimson & Co. merged with 
the Rockport Granite Company, with which 
Mr. Bradford afterward continued as a large 
stockholder so long as he lived. In the mean- 
time he had become variously identified with 
Rockport interests in other directions and was 
a director of the Rockport National Bank, a 
considerable land owner in the locality, and 
he also extended some of his investments to 
include Gloucester enterprises and institutions. 
He soon gained a wide reputation in banking 
circles as a shrewd and perfectly capable finan- 
cier and was once at least approached with the 
tempting offer of the management of a large 
western banking house, but this he declined. 
He was one of the incorporators of the First 
National Bank of Gloucester, its cashier from 
the time its doors were opened for business in 
1864 until 1894, and its president from that 
time until his death. He also became actively 
identified with many other important interests 
in Gloucester, but a minute detail of all of his 



operations seems hardly necessary in this 
place, and hence it will be sufficient to men- 
tion in a general way the manner in which he 
was connected with some of them, thus show- 
ing that he was decidedly a man of superior 
business qualities and successful in his under- 
takings. He was president of the Gloucester 
Gas Light Company, the Russia Cement Com- 
pany, and the the Cape Ann Building Com- 
pany, whose splendid mercantile building, by 
far the largest and finest ever built in Glouces- 
ter, was named in allusion to him; treasurer 
of the Cape Ann Anchor Works from 1867 to 
the time of his death, treasurer of the Cape 
Ann Isinglass Company, director of the Pig- 
eon Hill Granite Company, and president for 
many years of the Cape Ann Printing Com- 
pany. He was a Mason, a member of Ashler 
Lodge of Rockport, and while not much in- 
clined to promiscuous membership in social 
organizations generally, he always manifested 
friendliness towards them, and especially in 
the Gloucester Fishermen's Institute, in which 
he seemed to take a deep interest. 

Mr. Bradford was naturally a man of large 
heart and generous impulses, and no worthy 
charity ever appealed in vain to him. In his 
intercourse with business men and in the mul- 
titude of his transactions, whether great or 
smalK he never was harsh in his exactions, 
never was known to take advantage of the 
embarrassed condition of other men, and al- 
ways dealt leniently with those who were in 
his debt. His benevolences were ample, even 
generous, bestowed quietly and without any 
desire to draw attention to the donor. He 
alwavs felt an earnest interest in the work of 
the Gloucester Young Men*s Christian Asso- 
ciation, and gave the land at the corner o# 
Middle and Hancock streets for the new build- 
ing, together with a substantial contribution 
to the building fund. 

Mr. Bradford married, June 18, 1865, 
Emma Sewall, a native of Rockport, daughter 
of Levi and Marv Ann (Roberts) Sewall and 
granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Sewall, a 
clergyman of the Congregational church (see 
later paragraph). Mr. and Mrs. Bradford 
had no children. 

Mary Ann Bradford, only daughter of 
Richard and Mary (Stimson) Bradford, born 
in Springfield, Vermont, September i, 1831, 
married, July 10, 1853, Lewis Davis, born in 
Baltimore, \'ermont, June 20, 1818, died in 
Gloucester, Massachusetts, August 31, 1892, 
son of William Davis and Phoebe Saunders. 
By occupation he was a shoemaker. Lewis 

Davis and Mary Ann Bradford had one child, 
Jessie Davis, born January 16, 1859, married, 
October 22, 1883, Charles Everett Fisher. He 
was born in Springfield, Vermont, March 16, 
1858. a son of Jesse Lyman Fisher and Abi- 
gail M. Harrington his wife; both were natives 
of Chester, Vermont, and had children : Her- 
bert Selden, Charles Everett and Etta Maria 

Charles Everett Fisher went to live in 
Gloucester, December 31, 1879, and January 
I, 1880, was appointed clerk in the First Na- 
tional Bank of Gloucester. He was employed 
in that capacity twelve years, and in 1892, on 
the organization of the Gloucester Safe De- 
posit and Trust Company, he was elected 
treasurer of that institution and served to 
April I, 1908, when he was made president. 
On the death of Mr. Bradford, with Loring 
Grimes o'f Rockport, Mr. Fisher became co- 
executor of the decedent's estate, and also suc- 
ceeded to his place as director in nearly every 
one of the corporate companies with which 
Mr. Bradford was identified. Charles Everett 
Fisher and wife Jessie Davis have two chil- 
dren : Richard Bradford Fisher, born in Glou- 
cester, November 11, 1886; and Helen Fisher, 
born in Gloucester, April 12, 1890. 

In a preceding paragraph mention is made 
of the marriage of George Richard Bradford 
and Emma Sewall, daughter of Levi Sewall 
and Mary Ann Roberts, and granddaughter 
of the Rev. Samuell Sewall ; hence some brief 
account of the Sewall family will be of inter- 
est in this connection. Henry Sewall came to 
Boston in the ship "Elizabeth and Dorcas,'* 
in 1634, and settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts. 
He came from Coventry, England, and be- 
longed to a family of distinction. Samuel 
Sewall, third son of Henry, settled at York, 
Maine, and married Sarah, daughter of John 
Bachelor. Among their children were Dum- 
mer Sewall, one of the proprietors of Farm- 
ington, Maine, and Henry Sewall, born Feb- 
ruary 2}^, 1739, died January 24, 1795, mar- 
ried Mary, (laughter of John Stinson, Esq., 
and among their ^children were Samuel Sew- all 
and Jenny Sewall, the latter of whom married 
her cousin. Rev. Jotham Sewall. Samuel Sew- 
all, eldest son of Henry and Mary (Stinson) 
Sewall, was born in Georgetown, Massachu- 
setts, December 21, 1764. He went into the 
Sandy River township in Maine in 1786, and 
settled on back lot No. 49, west side. In 1792 
he erected a saw mill and a grist mill, and also 
carried on a business in tanning. The mills 
were afterward purchased by one Rufus 



Davis. Mr. Sewall was a man of superior in- 
tellect and devoted piety, and was accustomed 
to conduct religious service while a resident 
of the town. He assumed charge of the Con- 
gregational church at Edgecomb in 1805, and 
was ordained in the gospel -ministry Septem- 
ber 30, 1807. In 1814 he removed to Phips- 
burg, and died March 16, 1826, while a mis- 
sionary at the Isle of Shoals. The Farming- 
ton records show that Rev. Samuel Sewall 
had nine children: Rufus, born December 10, 
1787; Stinson, born February 27, 1789; Jason, 
born February 3, 1791 ; Lydia, born January 
9, 1793, died November 5, 1796: Samuel, born 
July 12, 1794; Abigail, born July 26, 1796; 
Philenia, born July 24, 1798; Levi, born Jan- 
uary 9, 1805; Esther, born February 9, 1802. 
Levi Sewall, youngest son of Rev. Samuel 
Sewall, was born January 9, 1805, and died 
May 19, 1880. He went to Rockport, Massa- 
chusetts, when a young man, worked first in 
the granite quarries, and afterward became a 
contractor and successful business man. In 
December, 1832, he married Mary Ann, 
daughter of Solompn and Polly Roberts ; chil- 
dren: I. Levi, married Martha Foster; both 
dead. 2. Charles, married Margaret Ives. 3. 
David, married Josephine Crouse. 4. Mary, 
married Frank Scripture; lives in Rockport. 
5. Emma, married George Richard Bradford; 
lives in Gloucester. 6. Ellen, married How- 
ard Goldsmith ; lives in Gloucester. 7. Solo- 
mon, died about five vears old. 

John Tisdale, immigrant an- 
TISDALE cestor of all the families of 

this name whose ancestry 
has been traced to this country, born in Eng- 
land, settled early at Duxbury, in the Ply- 
mouth colony, and was a yeoman. He brought 
suit against Stephen Hopkins for assault and 
battery, and the defendant was fined five dol- 
lars and costs, June 5, 1636. He was admitted 
an inhabitant of Duxbury 1638: was among 
those able to bear arms according to list of 
1^43 ; constable 1645 » removed tQ Taunton, 
where he was living December 26, 165 1, when 
he bought lands of William Brett, at Duxbury. 
In Taunton he was constable in 1659; was 
among purchasers of Taunton North Pur- 
chase, 1668; selectman, 1674; deputy to Ply- 
mouth general court, 1674. He was murder- 
ed by Indians in King Philip's war, June 27, 
1675. His wife Sarah died December, 1676. 
His will, proved November 2, 1676, bequeath- 
ing to sons John, James, Joshua and Joseph; 
to daughters Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Abi- 

gail. The court made note in its records that 
the two younger had endangered their lives 
in protecting the property. The estate was 
divided by agreement between these sons and 
the three sons-in-law, John Smith, James Dean 
and Nathaniel French. His inventory amount- 
ed to one hundred and fifty pounds. He own- 
ed land at Taunton and near Assonet. Among 
his descendants are the Tisdale families of 
Lebanon, Connecticut ; Elkanah Tisdale of 
that town, a prominent lawyer, Nathan Tis- 
dale, a famous classical teacher, both lived 
in Lebanon. 

(I) John Tisdale (see above), married 
Sarah Walker, born 1618, died December, 
1678, daughter of Widow Walker, of Reho- 
bolh. Children: i. John, born in Duxbury; 
died about last of December, 1677; married, 
November 23, 1664, Ann Ruggles, daughter 
of John, of Duxbury; children: i. Abigail, 
born July 15, 1667; married, December 2, 
1685, William Makepeace; ii. John, born Aug- 
ust 10, 1669: died June 26, 1728, married, 

1700, Deborah Dean, second, Abigail ; 

iii. Anna, born January 27, 1672, married, 
July 4, 1695, Hon. George Leonard, whose 
family became very wealthy, owners of the 
largest ^landed estate in New England; iv. 
Remember, born July 8, 1675. 2. James, born 
1644, died January 15, 1715; married, Novem- 
ber 5, 1666, Mary Avery, who died September 
9, 1713, aged sixty-six; resided at Berkeley, 
admitted a freeman May, 1670; children: i. 
James, born 1670, married, 1700, Abigail Cole- 
man, lived at Lebanon, Connecticut ; ii. Mary, 
born 1672; married Ruth Haskins, of Taun- 
ton ; iii. Martha, born 1674, married John 
Hodges Winslow, of Taunton; iv. Margaret, 
born 1675, niarried Josiah Winslow, of Taun- 
ton ; V. Sarah, born 1677, married John John- 
so/i, of Lebanon; vi. Ebenezer, born 1682; 
died November 11, 1705, aged twenty-two. 3. 
Joshua, born at Duxbury, 1646, died aged 
seventy-two. in Freetown : married, July 5, 
1688, Abigail Andrews, daughter of Henry; 
she died 1741 ; resided at Taunton, on Assonet 
river ; children : i. Joshua ; ii. Samuel ; iii. 
Elizabeth; iv. Hepsibath; v. Abigail; vi. 
Henry; vii. Mary; viii. Barnabas; ix. Eph- 
raim. 4. Joseph, born 1656, died 1721-22, in 
Taunton: married, August, 1781, Mary 
Leonard; children: i. Joseph; ii. Elkanah; iii. 
Mary ; iv. Hannah : v. Sarah ; vi. Abigail ; vii. 
Elizabeth. 5. Elizabeth, married John Smith. 
6. Sarah, married James Dean. 7. Mary, born 
at Taunton, died there May 18, 1731 ; mar- 
ried, January 9, 1676. 8. Abigail, born at 



Taunton; married, February i, 1683, Edward 
Bobbett, born July 15, 1653, son of Edward 
Jr. and father of Edward, born February I, 

(II) Joseph Tisdale, son of John Tisdale 


(III) Ebenezer Tisdale, grandson or grand- 
nephew of Joseph Tisdale (2), was born prob- 
ably in Taunton, Massachusetts (records de- 
stroyed) about 1720. He settled in Stought- 
enham, Massachusetts, (now Sharon), remov- 
ing later to Easton, Massachusetts. He was 
captain of the Stoughtenham company in the 
revolution, marching at the head of his com- 
pany on tjie Lexington alarm, April 19, 1775. 
Afterward he was delegate to the Massachu- 
setts constitutional convention, and voted 
against the adoption of the federal constitu- 
tion. Captain Tisdale married Priscilla . 

Children: i. Ebenezer, Jr., private in com- 
pany of Captain Edward Bridge Savell, regi- 
ment of Colonel Gill. (This was the only 
family located in Stoughtenham.) 2. Priscilla, 
born January 15, 1750. 3. Hannah, born June 
II, 1752. 4. Edward, born February 13, 1755; 
mentioned below. 5. Abijah, born February 
14, 1758, soldier in revolution. 6. Mace 
(twin), born April 11, 1761 ; settled in Easton. 
7. Asa (twin), born April 11, 1761. 8. Anne, 
born June 15, 1762, died December 10, 1766. 

(IV) Captain Edward Tisdale, son of Cap- 
tain Ebenezer Tisdale (3), was born in 
Stoughtenham (now Sharon), Massachusetts, 
February 13, 1755. He was a soldier in the 
revolution, private in Captain Edward Bridge 
Savell's company (first Stoughtenham), Col- 
onel Robinson's regiment, April 19, 1775; also 
in same company and regiment in spring of 
1776. He rose to the rank of captain after 
the war. He married Rutha . Chil- 
dren : I. Betsey, born August 13, 1775. 2. 
Israel, born February 24, 1780. 3. Edward, 
born October 19, 1784. 

(Y) Colonel Israel Tisdale, son of Captain 
Edward Tisdale (4), was born February 24, 
1780, at Stoughtenham. He married Susanna 
Talbot, and after her death Betsey Talbot, her 
sister. He lived at Sharon, Massachusetts, 
where he owned a large farm. He was a 
prominent citizen, and rose to the rank of 
colonel in the state militia. He was a faith- 
ful member of the North Easton Methodist 
Episcopal church. Children of first wife: i. 
Israel Jr., born July 4, 1802; mentioned be- 
low. 2. Susanna, born March 20, 1806; died 
in infancy. 3. Abijah, born August 14, 1809; 
lived on homestead at Sharon ; married Har- 

riet Williamson. 4. Ann, married Custis Dun- 
bar. 5. Eben, majried first Betsey Berry; 

second, Nancy . Children, by second 

wife: 6. Elizabeth, married Perez Marshall. 
7. Josiah, married Betsey Bisbee. 8. Hannah, 
unmarried. 9. Mace, deceased, married Mar>' 
Russell, deceased. 10. Ruth, deceased, mar- 
ried Granville Wilson. 

. (VI) Israel Tisdale, Jr., son of Colonel 
Israel Tisdale (5), born in Stoughtenham, 
July 4, 1802, died January, 1847; married 
Elvira Ann Cutting, born April 12, 181 2, died 
December 18, 1838, daughter of Moses and 
Lucy (Wheeler) Cutting. Moses, her father, 
was born March 21, 1788, and died January 2, 
1828; married. May 11, 1811, Lucy Wheeler, 
born May 14, 1791, died February 4, 1825; 
he married second, Mary Wheeler, sister of 
his first wife. Children of Moses and Lucy 
(Wheeler) Cutting: i. Elvira Ann Cutting, 
born April 12, 181 2, mentioned above; ii. 
Mary Wheeler Cutting, born October 12, 1814. 
died October 13, 1830; iii, Norman Rodri Cut- 
ting, born April 5, 1822, died August 6, 1823. 
Children of Israel and Elvira Ann (Cutting) 
Tisdale, all born in Stoughton: i. Lucy, born 
September 16, 1836; married Charles Henry 
Crummett, January 27, 1861. (See Crummett 
sketch). 2. Israel (3), born June 10, 1838; 
married Loranie Capen; he died March 26, 
1907. Israel Tisdale, Jr., married second, Ro- 
zilla Caswell ; children. 3. Wilson, born about 
1842, died 1905. 4. Charles, died young. 5. 
Mary, died young. 

Corporal John Foster, immi- 
FOSTER grant ancestor, was born in 

England in 1618, according to 
his affidavit, dated 1670, stating his age as 
fifty-two years. He came to his country with 
Roger Conant's company, and settled in Sa- 
lem, Massachusetts Bay. He married, about 
1649. at Salem, Martha, daughter of Ralph 
and Katharine (Aborn) Tompkins, bom in 
England, about 1627, according to her own 
deposition in 1670, stating her age as forty- 
three. Her mother, Katherine Aborn, w^as 
daughter of Thomas Aborn, tanner, of Salem. 
Foster was a farmer, though he built a bridge 
for the town and may also have been a car- 
penter or stone mason. He deeded land to 
his son, John Foster, Jr., 1674. He was ad- 
mitted a freeman May 24, 1682. His will was 
dated November 16. 1687, proved March 14, 
1688, at Ipswich, filed at Boston. Children: 
I. Mary, baptized March 29, 1649-50; married 
December 31, 1672, Hugh Jones. 2. Samuel, 



baptized March 7, 165 1-2; married May 14, 
1676. Sarah Stuart; residence, Salem. 3. 
John, baptized June 3, 1655 ; mentioned below. 
4. Benjamin, born July 3, 1658. 5. Jonathan, 
born December 20, 1660; died March 28, 1662. 
6. Jonathan, born November 22, 1662 ; died 
November 6. 16 — . 7. Joseph, born 1664, bap- 
tized July, 1667 ; resided at Salem ; removed 
to Dorchester. 1704; married November 21, 
1683. Anna Trask. 8. David, born October 
16,1665; ^^^^ 1748; married January 13, 
1686-7, Hannah Buxton. 9. Elizabeth, born 
November 22, 1667. 10. Jonathan, baptized 
June 12, 1678; resided in Boston. 11.' Han- 
nah, baptized July 21, 1672. 12. Martha, bap- 
tized September 1674: married October 25. 
1698, John Derrick. 13. Ebenezer, born 
August 5, 1677: married Anna Wilkins. 

(II) Hon. John Foster, son of John Foster 
(i), bom 1647: baptized at Salem, June 3, 
1655; married there, March 18. 1672, Mary 
Stuart, died 1690; married second. July 12, 
1692, Mrs. Mary (Howes) Pomeroy. She 
was received from the church at Chebacco into 
the church at Salem June i, 1707. Foster was 
an active, energetic, earnest citizen, frequently 
semng the town as moderator at town meet- 
ings, acting as magistrate under his commis- 
sion as justice of the peace ; representative to 
the general court, 1723-25-31-32-38-39. He 
was a blacksmith by trade. His will was 
<iated at Salem, January 30, 1707, proved July 
I. 1714. He died in June. 1714. Children, 
horn in Salem: i. John, born July 2^, 1674; 
&i September 14, 1680. 2. Mary, born Sep- 
tember 12. 1675; married John Harrod. 3. 
Anna, bom April 30, 1677; died 1753. 4. 
Sarah, born November 27, 1678; married, 
1710, John Symonds. 5. John, born Novem- 
ber 15. 1680; mentioned below. 6. Jonathan, 
bom June 14, 1683. 7. Ebenezer, born Feb- 
ruary 22, 1685. 8. Benjamin, born March 11, 
1687. 9. Mercy, born July 15, 1689; married 
June 21, 171 1, at Wrentham, John Guild. 10. 
James, born April 12, 1693; married Margaret 
Pratt. II. Ruth, born January 19, 1694; mar- 
ried August 13. 1724. Joseph Verry. 12. 
Patience, born December 20, 1696. 13. Nathan, 
t>orn July 5. 1702. 

CIH) Major John Foster, son of John Fos- 
ter (2), was born in Salem, November 15, 
r68o. He removed to Dorchester, and thence 
ibout 171 2 to Attleborough, Massachusetts. 
FTe was a useful and prominent man. At 
•\ttleborough he served as moderator many 
rears; as surveyor of land; as magistrate in 
he capacity of justice of the peace, and as 

representative to the general court. His will 
was proved at Attleborough, January 12, 1760. 
He died there December 24, 1759, and his 
place of burial is marked by a gravestone. He 
resided at Salem. Dorchester and Attleborough. 
He married December 4, 1704, Margaret, 
daughter of Robert Ware. She died Novem- 
ber 4, 1 761, at South Attleborough. Children, 
born at Dorchester: i. John, born March 4, 
1706: married Hannah Lovett. 2. Robert, 
born October 20, [707. 3. Ebenezer (twin), 
born August 20, 1709; married September 17, 
1730. Desire Cushman. 4. Robert (twin), 
born August 20, 1709. Born in Wrentham: 
5. Margaret, born March 7. 1712; married 
Israel Whitaker. Born in Attleborough: 6. 
Benjamin, born April 17, 1714. 7. Jonathan, 
born June 8, 1715. 8. Sarah, born April 18, 
1 71 8. 9. Timothy, born May 14, 1720; men- 
tioned below. 10. Nathan, born July 23, 1722. 
II. Esther, born and died 1723. 12. Michael, 
born October 19. 1725; died April 15, 1726. 
13. Michael, born July 18, 1727. 14. Mary, 
born November 19, 1729; married Benjamin 

(IV) Captain Timothy Foster, son of Ma- 
jor John Foster (3), was born at Attleborough, 
May 14, 1720. Hearing of the offers of the 
Plymouth company to several settlers, he came 
to the Kennebec in 1764. There he met one 
Scott, a hunter at Cobbosse (now Gardiner) 
who had a cabin on the shore of Cobbosse 
Conta (Great Pond) where he fished and 
hunted prior to the earliest settlement. He 
bought ScJ'ott's place and in the following year 
brought his wife and ten children to it. His 
eleventh child was born here. The homestead 
is now nearlv level with the water since the 
dam at the outlet was raised. Foster paid 
Scott thirty dollars for his rights, but failing 
to take a receipt was sued by Scott's credi- 
tors, confined in jail for six months, and other- 
wise persecuted for alleged debt. But he was 
not discouraged. He was then forty-five years 
old, robust, energetic, upright and fearless, 
traits that in large measure have characterized 
his descendants. His wife, three years young- 
er, was a fit helpmate. It is related of her 
that prior to 1768, when the nearest mill was at 
Cobbosse, it was necessary to go to mill and 
she volunteered, the men being busy with the 
farm work. Some one rowed her across the 
lake and she followed the six miles of blazed 
trail to the mill. She was delayed in return- 
ing and darkness overtook her so that she was 
unable to find the horn with which to signal 
for the boat, and she had to spend the night 



in the woods. "The family have had a marked 
influence on the town and its institutions ; they 
proved just the material necessary in the 
founding of a new settlement ; bold, energetic, 
no hardship too great to be surmounted, fear- 
less of danger when necessary to achieve their 
object." Pond Road Plantation, in which Fos- 
ter had a grant June ii, 1766, lot No. 8, was 
incorporated by the name of Winthrop, May, 
1771 ; a town meeting was held May, 1771, at 
which Timothy Foster was chosen one of the 
first board of selectmen, an office he held three 
years. He also served several years on the 
fish committee to visit Dr. Gardiner and peti- 
tion for a fishway in or around the dam at 
Cobbosse, this dam preventing the fish from 
coming up the stream to the ponds and brooks 
above. A great part of their food in the early 
days was fish. Foster was a leader in town af- 
fairs, his name often appearing in the town 
records, holding many positions of trust and 
honor. He was elected captain March, 1771. 
He built the first frame house in the town in 
1769. and at last accounts the original house 
was still standing as an ell to the newer 
house on the old farm. He came to his death 
by accident, being at work in the woods near 
where the Friends' meeting house now stands, 
when a limb from a falling tree struck him, 
fracturing the skull. His son Stewart and two 
neighbors, Daniel Allen and Joseph Rice, went 
to Brunswick on snowshoes with a handsled 
for a surgeon, who could not come. The sur- 
geon instructed the party how to raise the bone 
with the trephine he gave them, but \vhen they 
returned home, Foster was dead. The date of 
his death was April 3, 1785. His estate was 
divided June 2, 1772. With the exception of 
Oliver, who must have died young, his sons, 
seven in number, fought in the revolution, four 
of them going on privateers and never return- 
ing. He himself was captain of a Winthrop 
company in Major William Lithgo's regiment, 
September to November, 1779, serving also in 
the same capacity under commission dated 
July 23, 1776, as captain of the seventh com- 
pany, second Lincoln county regiment, organ- 
ized for local defense. 

He married, at Attleborough, Sibler Free- 
man, born October 29, 1723, died December 8, 
181 3. Children, the first ten born in Attlebor- 
ough: I. Timothy Jr., born March 21, 1745, 
ensign in revolution ; married Abigail Allen. 

2. Bela, born September 24, 1747; captain of 
militia 1776, soldier in revolution; pensioner. 

3. Eliphalet, born July 27, 1749, soldier in rev- 
olution, not heard from after 1780; estate 

administered in 1785. 4. Susan, born Ap: 
1 75 1, married Micajah Dudley. 5. David, 
May 26, 1753; married Melicent W 
served on committee of safety and corre 
dence, and was active in the revolutioi 
Thomas, born May 23, 1755, soldier in re 
tion, thought to have died in the service, 
privateer. 7. Stewart, born April 8, 
married Jerusha Wadsworth; served in 
lution, was a prisoner of war, escaped ; be 
a Quaker. 8. John, born April 20, 17; 
both army and navy in revolution, lost 
privateering. 9. Oliver, born March 5, 
died young. 10. Sibler, born April 2T, 
married Ephraim .Stevens. 11. Stephen, 
tioned below. 

(\^) Stephen Foster, son of Captain 1 
thy Foster (4), was bom at Winthrop, M 
February 28, 1766, the first white chil 
that township. It was but natural th; 
should love the woods and early in life be 
fond of hunting and fishing. He had a r 
constitution, and at the age of fourteen 
accepted as a soldier in his father's com 
of militia in the revolutionary service, 
ment of Major William Lithgo, and took 
in the disastrous campaign against Bagc 
in 1779. Late in life he drew a pensioi 
his service in the revolution. The fact th 
was the only native son of Winthrop to 
in the revolution is noted on his graves 
He was ostensibly a farmer, but devot 
large part of his time to hunting and trap 
in which he was an expert, and was 
known far and wide as "Hunter" Foster 
1785 Winthrop had become too thickly se 
and he struck out into the wilderness to 
a new home in what is now Leeds, Maine 
the Stinchfield Cape, on the north side of 
river, between the bends nearly opposit 
carrying place, some stones and a few I: 
which he used for a fire place still rema 
show where his hunting camp was loc 
The spot is called *'01d Foster's Camp" t< 
day. There he built a log house and n 
his wife and two sons, Stephen and John, 
house was located on the south shore of 
ter's brook, a few rods east of where the 
crosses it at the extreme southeast bord 
Androscoggin Lake. His farm was rede 
from the wilderness and has ever since rei 
ed in the family. It is now or lately occ 
by his granddaughter, Mrs. Orrie (Fc 
Davis. He was a member of the Socie 
Friends, and conformed to their dress 
habits. His death was caused by poisoning 
eating what he declared was not dogwooc 



which proved to be fatally poisonous. At the 
time he was on his way to Augusta, whither 
he used to walk to get his pension money, he 
met Zadoc Bishop, who asked him, as an ex- 
pert in woodcraft, to tell him the name of a 
suspicious looking bush. Foster pronounced it 
harmless and ate some of the leaves to prove 
his statement. Soon afterward he fell vio- 
lently ill and was taken to the home of his 
uncle, Enos Fairbanks, in Winthrop, where 
he died April 2, 1842, from the eflFects of the 
poisonous shrub. He was buried in the Fair- 
banks Cemetery, Winthrop. He married 
Sally Streeter; second, Diadema (Haten) 
Johnson. Children of first wife: I. Stephen 
Jr., born 1784-5 at Winthrop; married Ade- 
line Drake; residence. West Leeds and La- 
grange, Maine. 2. John, born 1786, at Win- 
throp; married, 1801, Priscilla Gilbert; lived 
at Leeds, where he died October 16, 1853; she 
died February 6, 1861. 3. Timothy, born De- 
cember 3, 1787; married, 1806, Xancy Morse; 
resided in Foster homestead; died July 27, 
1867; widow died October 2, 1871. 4. Sally, 
born at Leeds, 1790; married, June, 1809, Ebe- 
nezer Libby ; settled in Leeds. 5. Abigail, 
born 1800; married January 12, 1818, Lewis 
Jennings. 6. Hannah Chandler, born at Leeds, 
January 8, 1804; married first, November 14, 
1831, Daniel Irish ; second, Charles Crum- 
mett; she died September 27, 1888; was an 
active worker and able speaker in the temper- 
ance cause. 7. Ann, born August 28, 1807; 
niarried, December 22, 1822, Robert Crum- 
niett; mentioned below. 7. Sally, married 
Eben Libby, of Leeds. 

fVI) Ann Foster, daughter of Stephen 
Foster (5), born in Leeds, Maine, August 28, 
1807; married, December 22, 1822, Robert 
Crummett, born April 18, 1801. They resided at 
Leeds. Children: i. Charles Robert, born 
July, 1824, lived three weeks. 2. Charles 
Henry, born April 13, 1827; mentioned below. 
3. Eliza Ann, born September 24, 1830; died 
June 24, 1874; married Silas Gordon; daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Jessie Bigsbee, lives at 20 Osgood 
street, Lowell; has a son, Arthur Gordon. 4. 
Francina Jane, bom November 6, 1833; mar- 
ried, March 9, 1871, Edwin Tatro, of Lowell, 
bom 1835, died December 3, 1889; child, 
adopted, Fred, born May 4, 1876, died January 
14, 1880 ; shemarried second, December 25, 1894, 
Philip Song, born September i, 1842, in Ger- 
Tiany; veteran in Company H, Forty-seventh 
Regiment, New York National Guard, in civil 
vsLT ; lives at Chelsea, Maine. 5. Mary Clark, 
K)m August 21, 1847, died January 24, 1864. 

(VH) Charles Henry Crummett, son of 
Robert and Ann (Foster) Crummett (6), was 
born in Leeds, Maine, April 13, 1827; 
died November 26, 1906, in Hyde Park. 
He passed his early boyhood on his 
father's farm, and received his education 
in the public schools of his native town. 
At the age of fourteen he left home and went 
to Augusta, Maine, to learn the trade of black- 
smith. He removed later to North Easton, 
Massachusetts, where he found emplo)mient 
in the Oliver Ames & Sons Shovel Company, 
working as a journeyman. He left this shop 
to engage in the express business between Bos- 
ton and North Easton, Stoughton and Canton. 
After his marriage he resided for a number 
of years at North Easton. In 1873 they re- 
moved to Hyde Park, and he was appointed 
station master on the Boston & Providence 
railroad, a position that he filled for a period 
of nineteen years. In the meantime he had 
established a real estate business and finally 
resigned his position as station master to de- 
vote his attention to real estate, in which busi- 
ness he continued with much success to the 
time of his death. His office was in the Ga- 
zette Building, Hyde Park. He was an expert 
judge of the values of real estate, and was 
often called upon to appraise property or to 
advise business men in the purchase of real 
estate. He attended the Unitarian church. He 
was well known and popular in Masonic circles, 
a member of Hyde Park Lodge; of Norfolk 
Chapter, R. A. M. ; of Hyde Park Council, R. 
S. M. ; and of Cypress Commandery, K. T. 
In politics Mr. Crummett was a Republican. 
He married, January 27, 186 1, Lucy Tis- 
dale, born in Stoughton, September 16, 1836, 
daughter of Lsrael Tisdale Jr. (See sketch). 
Children: i. Norman Rodri, died in infancy. 
2. Lucy Helena, born January 7, 1867; mar- 
ried Rev. John Clarence Lee, pastor of Uni- 
versalist Church of the Restoration, Philadel- 
phia, born in Woodstock, Vermont, October 
15, 1857, son of the Rev. John Stebbins Lee; 
children : i. Cuthbert C. Lee, born June 26, 
1 891 ; ii. Dorothy C. Lee, born January 27, 
1896; iii. Constance C. Lee, born August 25, 
1899; iv. Janet Lee, born October 16, 1902; 
V. Roland Stebbins Lee, born February 15, 
1904. 3. Charles Henry Jr., born July 14, 
1868: died March 14, 1885. 

The growth, development and 
JOINT prosperity of the great manufac- 
turing cities for which New Eng- 
land has long been famous has not been wholly 



due to the enterprise of those alone who claim 
descent from colonial ancestors, nor to the 
achievements of those whose sires fought 
against the Indians in the colonial wars, or 
against the French during the prolonged 
series of conflicts for supremacy in America 
between the great European powers of Eng- 
land and France, or even to those whose grand- 
fathers and great-grandfathers were soldiers 
and patriots of the war which resulted in the 
overthrow of the British dominion in Amer- 
ica and the establishment of a free and inde- 
pendent republic on this side of the Atlantic 
ocean. A careful study of the pages of these 
volumes and a glance at the characters and 
works of those whose lives and ancestry are 
portrayed therein will disclose the fact that 
American progress during the last century has 
been due in a large measure to the thrift and 
enterprise of men and women who have immi- 
grated to these shores at a period later than 
the revolutionary war and even subsequent to 
the second war with the mother country. 

The particular family intended to be treated 
in this place claims but two generations sub- 
sequent to the immigrant ancestor, covering 
in all a period of less than three score years. 
The progenitor of the family referred to was 
William Joint, who from about the middle of 
the last century until near its close was con- 
spicuously identified with the business life of 
the city of Lynn, Massachusetts, and who 
during that time contributed his full share to 
the growth and prosperity of that great centre 
of manufacture and domestic commerce, and 
when his life was done there remained such 
substantial evidences of his thrift that his 
name and achievement will endure for genera- 
tions yet to come. 

William Joint, quarrier, shoemaker, soldier, 
merchant, builder, for such were his avoca- 
tions in business life after he settled in Lynn, 
was born in Ashburton, Devonshire, England. 
May 4, 1831, and he was of English parentage 
and ancestry. His father was Richard Joint, 
of Ashburton, born there, and his mother was 
Mary (Bowdcn) Joint, also of Ashburton and 
born there. They had children: Richard, 
John, Thomas, William, Mary Ann, Elizabeth 
and Sarah — and of these William alone ap- 
pears to have settled in New England. In 
Ashburton he had worked in the mines and 
when he left home and went to Guernsey he 
worked in the quarries there. He came to 
New England in 1851 and settled in Lynn, 
where he found work in Mr. Jordan's stone 
quarries. Later on he took up shoemaking in 

one of the factories of the city, and was so 
employed at the beginning of the civil war, 
having lived in this country about ten years. 
He enlisted as a private in Company C, First 
Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, and soon after 
being mustered into the service was detailed 
as orderly to Colonel Green, and discharged 
that duty throughout the term of his enlist- 
ment until the end of the war. 

Having been mustered out of service, Mr. 
Joint returned to his home in Lynn and re- 
sumed his former occupation of shoemaking 
after about a year. His industry and frugal 
habits soon enabled him to accumulate suffi- 
cient money with which to start in business at 
the corner of Fayette and Essex streets, and 
having purchased the property he opened a 
general grocery and provision store and con- 
ducted the business with gratifying success 
for about twenty years. In 1888 he removed 
the old building from the land and replaced it 
with the substantial structure which still occia- 
pies the site ; a large modern building intended 
for both mercantile and tenement occupanc:^ 
and one which is an ornament to the locality in 
which it is erected. It is named the Joint buil c1- 
X ing, in allusion to the builder and owner. M r. 
Joint continued in mercantile pursuits until tine 
time of his death, August 9, 1894. He is re- 
membered as a straightforward and consoi- 
entious business man, and a citizen who hel^J 
the respect of all men with whom he was 
brought into association. He began his busi- 
ness career with very little ready capital at 
his command and made his own way in life 
with no assistance from others in the way of 
money. He was successful in his endeavors 
and deserved the reward he so honorably 
gained. He was a member of the Grand Army 
of the Republic, and in politics a Republican, 
although his interest in public affairs was that 
of a citizen rather than one who sought polit- 
ical honors. 

He married twice. His first wife was Char- 
lotte Hunnewell, born in Ashburton, Devon- 
shire, England, died in Lynn, January 31, 

1884, having borne her husband six children. 
He married for his second wife, January 22, 

1885, Lavinia Folland, born in Ashburton, 
England, May 26, 1846, daughter of Richard 
and Sarah Folland. William Joint had in all 
nine children : i. Clara Louise, born in Guern- 
sey, England, married James C. Crutcheon, of 
Lynn, and now lives in Swampscott ; principal 
of Hood School in Lynn; no chilA"en. 2. 
John, born in Ashburton, England, died there 
when less than two years old. 3. William 



Henry, bom in Lynn, married Isabelle Furber, 

of Lynn ; no children. 4. Frederick John, born 

in Lynn, died there November 27, 1904. 5. 

Bessie Green, born in Lynn, died young; 

named for a daughter of Colonel Green, Mr. 

Joint's commanding officer while in service 

during the war of 1861-65. 6. Bessie Hunne- 

well, born in Lynn, died in Lynn, August, 

1903; married Frederick George Dunn; one 

child, Lottie May. 7. Harry, eldest child of 

Mr. Joint's second marriage, born in Lynn, 

still-born. 8. Harry, bom in Lynn, December 

12. 1887. 9. Richard Follard, born in Lynn, 

October 20, 1888. 

In Anglo-Saxon the name Leo- 
LY^LAN man (believed to mean "lion 
man") appears as the name of a 
land holder previous to the Norman conquest. 
Like most of the English surnames now al- 
most universally known as Lyman, it has 
passed through many changes in settling down 
to the present orthography. It has been writ- 
ten Lehman, Leyman, Lyeman, Lemman, Lem- 
on, Leman and de Le Man. In French it is 
^Titten L'aiman, supposing it to be derived 
^rom Taiman ; in America it has taken the form 
of Liman, Limen, Limmon, Lemon, Leamond 
and Lemond ; in the records of both the town 
and the church in Northampton, Massachu- 
setts, for the first fifty years or more the name 
is generally written Liman, and it was not until 
the early part of the nineteenth century that 
it took the form of Lyman. 

The Lyman family have at different times 
borne five separate armorial bearings or em- 
blems, and that which appears to have been 
most fre(|uently adopted by them is that of 
Sir John Lyman, lord mayor of London a few 
years before the first immigration to this 
country. Sir John was largely interested in 
the Fishmongers' Company, and it has been 
suggested that the dolphins shown therein may 
have had some reference to his interest. The 
crest is surmounted by a pelican in her nest 
feeding her young. The significance of these 
emblems and the origin of these armorial bear- 
ings is given by Burke: In the 12th year of 
the reign of King James the first (January 
25. 1 61 5) a coat of arms was granted to Sir 
John Leman: "Azure, a chevron embowed, 
three dolphins naiant, argent." The dolphins 
are said to be "symbols of social love." 

The ancient and honorable families of Lam- 
bert and L^mfreville became united in the mar- 
riage of Sir William Lambert and Johanna de 

Umfreville, and they became the ancestors of 
the Lyman family by the marriage of their 
great-granddaughter with Thomas Lyman, 
Esq., of Navistoke, county of Essex, England; 
and Thomas Lyman was the great-great-grand- 
father of Richard Lyman, the immigrant, the 
succession being Thomas, Henry, John, Henry, 
Richard. Henry, son of John of High Ongar 
and father of Richard, married Elizabeth 

, and had nine children, Richard, the 

immigrant, being third in the order of birth. 

Richard Lyman was born in High Ongar, 
Essex county, England, about twenty-five 
miles east by south from the city of London, 
and was baptized October 30, 1580. His wife 
was Sarah Osborne, daughter of Roger Os- 
borne of Halstead in Kent. She came to 
America with her husband and five of their 
children, in 1631. They had in all nine chil- 
dren, four of whom died before the year of 
immigration. About the middle of August, 
163 1, the family embarked at Bristol in the 
ship "Lion" for New England, and on Novem- 
ber 4 of the same year all of the passengers, 
about sixty in number, landed at Boston. 

(I) Richard Lyman first settled at Charles- 
town, and with his wife soon afterward united 
with the church at what is now Roxbury. He 
was made freeman June 11, 1635, and on Oc- 
tober 15 following joined a company of about 
one hundred persons and traversed the wilder- 
ness into Connecticut to plant the settlements at 
Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield. He was 
one of the first settlers at Hartford, and his 
name is on the list of original proprietors of 
the town. He was possessed of a considerable 
estate in the new colony, kept two servants, 
and was addressed "Goodman," indicating the 
prominent position he held in the community. 
His will, the first on record in Hartford, bore 
date April 22, 1640, and the inventory of his 
property under the will was made September 
6, 1640, hence he must have been sixty years 
old at the time of his death. His wife Sarah 
died in January, 1642. Their children, all born 
in England, were. i. William, buried at High 
Ongar, August 28, 16 15. 2. Phillis, baptized 
September 12, 161 1; came to New England 
with her parents : married William Hills, of 
Hartford. 3. Richard, baptized July 18, 1613, 
died young. 4. William, baptized September 
8. 1616, (lied November, 1616. 5. Richard, 
baptized February 24, 1617. 6. Sarah, bap- 
tized February 8, 1620. 7. Anne, baptized 
April 12, 1621, died young. 8. John, baptized 
1623, as appears by his father's will. 9. 
Robert, born September, 1629; married in 



Northampton, Massachusetts, November 15, 
1662, Hepzibah Bascom. 

(II) Lien tenant John Lyman, sometimes 
known as Ensign John, son of Richard Lyman, 
the immigrant, and Sarah Osborne his wife, 
was born in High Ongar, England, in Sep- 
tember, 1623, and came with his parents to 
New England in 163 1. In 1654 he settled in 
Northampton, Massachusetts, and lived there 
until the time of his death, August 20, 1690, 
aged sixty-seven years. He was in service 
during King Philip's war as ensign or lieuten- 
ant in command of the Northampton company 
in the famous falls fight above Deerfield, May 
18, 1676. His wife was Dorcas Plumb, daugh- 
ter of John Plumb, of Bran ford, Connecticut, 
and by whom he had ten children: i. Eliza- 
beth, born Bran ford, Connecticut, November 
6, 1655. 2. Sarah, born Northampton, Massa- 
chusetts, November 11, 1658; married Samuel 
Wright. 3. Lieutenant John, born August i, 
1660: lived at South Farms; died November 
8, 1740. 4. Moses, born February 20, 1663, 
died February 25, 1701. 5. Dorothy, born 
June 8, 1665 ; married Jabez Bracket, of Wall- 
ingford. 6. Mary, born January 2, 1668; mar- 
ried Samuel Dwight, of Northampton. 7. Ex- 
perience, born January 8. 1670, died in in- 
fancy. 8. Joseph, born February 17, 1671 ; 
died in 1692. 9. Benjamin, born August, 1674, 
died October 14, 1723; married, 1698, Thank- 
ful, daughter of ^ledad Pomeroy. 10. Caleb, 
born September 2, 1678, died at Weston, Mass- 
achusetts, November 17, 1742, leaving no chil- 

(III) Lieutenant Benjamin Lyman, fourth 
son of Ensign John and Dorcas (Plumb) Ly- 
man, was born in Northampton, Massachusetts, 
August 10, 1674, and died there October 14, 
1723. He was an enterprising and success- 
ful man. and at the time of his death was 
owner of five hundred acres of land near 
Granville, Massachusetts. His estate free of 
debt was appraised at 1147 pounds. He also 
engaged in trade, and his shop and goods were 
api)raised at 198 pounds. He was an exten- 
sive farmer and fatted cattle in the stall. He 
owned a negro slave named Nancy, who was 
appraised at 40 pounds. October 27, 1698, 
Lieutenant Benjamin Lyman married Thank- 
ful Pomeroy, daughter of Deacon Medad Pom- 
eroy, and granddaughter of Eltweld Pomeroy, 
who came from Devonshire, England, in 1630, 
and lived first in Dorchester. Massachusetts, 
then in Windsor, Connecticut, and still later 
in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he died 
in 1673. I>enjaniin Lyman and Thankful Pom- 

eroy had twelve children: i. Joseph, born 
August 22, 1699, died 1764; married Abigail 
Lewis. 2. Benjamin, born December 19, 1701, 
died in infancy. 3. Benjamin, born January 2, 
1703; settled in Easthampton, Massachusetts. 
4. Aaron, born April i, 1705; settled in Belch- 
ertown, Massachusetts. 5. Eunice, born in 
May, 1707, died in June, 1720. 6. Hannah, 
born July 14, 1709, died in 1794; married 
Nathaniel Dwight, of Belchertown, Massachu- 
setts. 7. Caleb, born August 8, 171 1, and lived 
in Boston ; never married. 8. Susannah, bom 
July 18, 1713; married Baxter, of Bos- 
ton. 9. William, born December 12, 1715. 10. 
Daniel, born April 18, 1718; graduated from 
Yale College, in 1745; became a prominent 
lawyer and judge in New Haven. 11. Elihu, 
born July 10, 1720; graduated from Yale 
College, 1745 ; afterward became an officer of 
the French army; never married. 12. Medad, 
born March 20, 1722 ; was a tavern keeper in 
New Haven, Connecticut. 

(IV) Benjamin Lyman, third son and child 
of Lieut. Benjamin and Thankful (Pomeroy) 
Lyman, was born in Northampton, Massachu- 
setts, January 2, 1703, and died May i, 1762. 
He lived in Northampton nearly twenty years, 
and about 1745 moved with his family to 
Bartlett Mills on the Mahan river, a district 
then in Northampton, but afterward set off to 
Easthampton. On May 28, 1745, the town 
deeded to Benjamin Lyman and Stephen 
Wright, who was his neighbor and had re- 
moved with him from Northampton, a tract 
of land known as "school meadow," which 
had been sequestered by the town for the ben- 
efit of the schools and which contained about 
eight acres of land. For this tract they agreed 
to pay the sum of 1625 pounds. At that time 
there was no house of worship in Easthamp- 
ton and hence Mr. Lyman and his family re- 
tained their connection with the church in 
Northampton, where he had been one of the 
earnest supporters of the Rev. Jonathan Ed- 
wards, and one of the nineteen who voted to 
retain him as their pastor at the time of the 
opposition to him. About the year 1726 Mr. 
Lyman married Mary Mosely, of Glastonbury, 
Connecticut. She was bom in Westfield, 
Massachusetts, in 1707, and died in Easthamp- 
ton, August 17, 1782. They had nine chil- 
dren: I. Deacon Benjamin, born August 1, 
1727. 2. Mary, born February 22, 1730; mar- 
ried Oliver Pomeroy, of Northampton. 3. 
Thankful, born March 30. 1731 ; married 
Daniel Williams. 4. Lemuel, bom 1732, died 
February 14, 1732. 5. Lemuel, born August 



35, died July 16, 1810. 6. David, born 
iber 14, 1737. 7. Solomon, born Janu- 
, 1741, died January 2^, 1746. 8. Es- 
bom in June, 1748, died in 1749. 9. 
la, born 1750; married, November 8, 
Oliver Wright. 

I Lemuel Lyman, fifth child of Benja- 
nd Mary (Mosely) Lyman, was born in 
ampton, Massachusetts, August 17, 
and died in Easthampton, July 16, 1810. 
is ten years old when his father moved 
li)wn last mentioned. He was a soldier 
; French and Indian war, and in 1755, 
twenty years old, joined the expedition 
'orming under Sir William Johnson for 
ions in the Champlain valley against 
1 I'oint. A battle took place at the south 
f Lake George, September 8, 1755, in 
a portion of the troops were engaged, 
being in command of Colonel Ephraim 
nis (founder of Williams College), who 
lain. Lemuel Lyman was in this battle 
?ceived a wound while in the act of firing 
Indian. The bullet passed across three 
. fingers and struck him in the breast, 
g through his leather vest and pierced 
ift three times on account of a fold 'in 
n passed through his bullet pouch and 
uried itself in his body. Soon after this, 
ieveral others, he was sent with a drove 
tie for the northern army, and it is sup- 
that in this expedition on account of its 
Lires and hardships he contracted a 
latic malady which ever afterward un- 
him for manual labor. Mr. Lyman was 
of strong and determined character and 
\ prominent part in town affairs. He 
«!ectman for seven years, one of the 
ers of the church and among those who 
n active part in the erection of the house 
rship. His wife was Lydia Clark, born 
ptember, 1741, daughter of Eliakim 
of Easthampton, and by whom he had 
children: i. Lydia, born January 6, 
married Ebenezer K. Rust, of South- 
in. 2. Lemuel, born December i, 1766. 
itus, born December i, 1768. 4. Ahira, 
December 20, 1770, died November i, 
5. Sylvester, born May 17, 1773. 6. 
I, born September 3, 1777. 7. Esther, 
October 19, 1779; married Obadiah 
of Easthampton. 8. Elihu, born July 

) Ahira Lyman, fourth child and third 
f Lemuel and Lydia (Clark) Lyman, 
)rn in Easthampton, Massachusetts, De- 
r 20, 1770, and died in that town No- 

vember I, 1836. His home was located on the 
plain west of the center of the town, and he 
proved a successful business man, both as a 
farmer and a mechanic. His death was the 
result of a severe wound in his foot, made by 
an axe while chopping alone in the woods at 
a considerable distance from his house. After 
the accident he made his way without assis- 
tance to the house, and about three weeks 
later he died from the effects of the injury. 
On January 15, 1809, Ahira Lyman married, 
first, Sarah Pomeroy, who died May 10, 1813. 
She was a daughter of Lemuel Pomeroy, of 
Easthampton, and bore her husband four chil- 
dren. He married, second, Lydia Baldwin, of 
Westfield. Children by first marriage: I. 
Roland, born March 2, 1802, died November 
15, 1871; married, December 30, 1831, Mary 
Howland, born August 11, 1805, daughter of 
John Howland, of Providence, Rhode Island, 
and a descendant of the sixth generation of 
John Howland, the Puritan, 1620. 2. Lemuel 
Pynchon, born September 2y, 1804, died Aug- 
ust 7, 1865; married, November 21, 1827, 
Esther Phelps, daughter of Captain John 
Phelps of Easthampton. 3. Ahira, born Octo- 
ber 3, 1807; married, May 28, 1831, Frances 
Burt, who died May 18, 1839; married, sec- 
ond, Theresa Lyman, daughter of Elihu Ly- 
man, of Westhampton. 4. Quartus Pomeroy, 
born December 28, 1809; married first, in 
Granby, Connecticut, November 7, 1832, Try- 
phena Wright, daughter of John Wright; sec- 
ond, June 26, 185 1, Emelia Smith, of Granby. 
Children by second marriage : 5. William, 
born January 9, 1818, died October 16, 1840; 
married Cornelia Hannum, of Easthampton. 
6. Jabez, born April 18, 1819; see forward. 

(VII) Dr. Jabez Lyman, youngest of the 
two children of Ahira and Lydia (Baldwin) 
Lyman, was in many respects a remarkable 
man, professionally, socially and in a business 
sense. In 1841 he graduated from Amherst 
College and received the degree of A. B. from 
that institution. During a part of his college 
course he taught French in his alma mater and 
perhaps for a short time afterward. After 
leaving college he studied theology at And- 
over, and supplemented his course there with 
further and higher studies in Halle, Germany, 
under such noted teachers as Leander and 
Tholuck. He thus became an eminent scholar, 
well versed in the classics and other subjects 
essential to the theologian, and also became 
proficient in both French and German. His 
evident purpose at that time was to enter the 
ministry and to that end his foundations were 



laid broad and deep. After about four years 
of close study abroad Dr. Lyman returned to 
America, and afterward, for reasons which he 
never disclosed, changed his determination to 
enter the ministry, and thereupon took a pro- 
fessorship of mathematics in an institution at 
Abbeville, South Carolina. During this time 
he resolved to enter the profession of medicine 
and surgery, and again visited Europe and 
pursued special courses in Berlin and Paris, 
taking diplomas and degrees in each. He 
made particular courses in diseases of the eye 
and their treatment, also in obstetrics and gen- 
eral gynaecology; and after returning again 
to this country he took a short and finishing 
course in the Jefferson Medical College of 
Philadelphia, where in obstetrics he came 
under the instruction of Meigs, in surgery 
under Gross and Pancoast, the great masters, 
and while there received much benefit from 
the teaching of the brilliant Da Costa. About 
the year 1844, having gained a splendid equip- 
ment for the work of his profession. Dr. Ly- 
man went to Chicago, and after about a year 
in that city settled permanently at Rock ford, 
Illinois, and began practice, giving special 
attention to surgery and ophthalmology. For 
more than thirty-five years he practiced in 
Rockford and the region of country about that 
city, and his career was one of remarkable 
success ; but in 1881 he laid aside the cares of 
active and arduous professional work and with 
a well-earned competency returned to the east 
and took up his residence in Salem, where he 
lived until the time of his death, July 25, 1893. 
In Salem, Dr. Lyman did not assume to prac- 
tice his profession definitely, although he did 
receive patients in answer to a demand for 
his services ; but his principal attention was 
devoted to the several business enterprises 
with which he became connected. For several 
years he was a member of the school board. 

On September 5, i860, at Rockford, Illi- 
nois, Dr. Lyman married Lucy De Pue, who 
survives him. Slie was born in Sandvstone, 
Sussex county. New Jersey, January 7, 1839, 
(iau|;ditcr of Ephraim and Catherine Maria 
(Dennis) De Pue. and granddaughter of Sam- 
uel and Phebe (Shea) De Pue. Dr. Jabez 
and Lucy ( De Pue) Lyman had seven chil- 
dren, all born in Rockford. Illinois: i. Wil- 
liam Henry, born December 24, 1861, died 
Scpte:nber 19, 1863. 2. Charles Baldwin, 
born Sei)teml)er 20. 1863. lie was given an 
excellent high school education, and as he in- 
tended to enter the medical profession his 
father advised against an academic college 

course as a necessary preliminary to a course 
in medicine leading to the mediciuae doctor 
degree. He began the study of medicine un- 
der the direction of his father, then matricu- 
lated at Harvard Medical School and gradu- 
ated M. D. in 1886, having been a member of 
the last class which came under the instruc- 
tion of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes as a mem- 
ber of the faculty. Having come to the de- 
gree. Dr. Lyman went at once to Denver, Col- 
orado, and began practice. For a time he was 
assistant surgeon of the Union Pacific road, 
but later entered general practice, specializ- 
ing in surgery, a branch of professional work 
in which he has achieved remarkable success 
and gained a wide reputation. In 1900 Dr. 
Lyman married Ella Miller, of Denver. 3. 
Mary, born February 14, 1868; married, Sep- 
tember 22, 1892, Rev. John R. Smith, a clergy- 
man of the Congregational church, who died 
April 17, 1898; two children: Newton Ly- 
man Smith, born July 11, 1894, and Katharine 
Maria Smith, born July 8, 1898. Mrs. Smith 
now lives with her mother in Salem. 4. Maud, 
born August 18, 1870; married, May 12, 1892, 
Arthur H. Quincy; two children: Lyman 
Quincy, born September 4, 1893; Josiah Ed- 
mond Quincy, born September 16, 1896. 5. 
George William, born November 21, 1874, 
died July 6. 1898. 6. Edith, born September 
22, 1876; married June 25, 1901, Horton S. 
Allen ; lives in Xewtonville, Massachusetts. 
Children: Ferry Baldwin Allen, born June 
26, 1903 ; twins, Lucy Lyman and Howard 
Bradley, born December 2, 1907. 

Joseph Jenks, immigrant ances- 
JEXKS tor, was born in England about 

1600, according to his deposition 
made Sei)tember 17, 1681, that he was about 
eighty-one years old. He settled in Lynn, 
Massachusetts, and lived in that part known as 
flammersmith. He was one of the petitioners 
for a plantation Xashaway, but never settled 
there. He was an ironworker and inventor, 
and the general court granted him a patent 
for fourteen years from May, r646. for en- 
gines and water mills. The selectmen of Bos- 
ton were authorized in 1658 to make arrange- 
ments with him for construction of fire en- 
gines. He had liberty from the Iron Works 
Company in 1656 to set up a mill for making 
scythes or other iron- work by water. He 
assigned a note to his son Joseph. April 12, 
1655. He died in March, 1683. His first wife 
remained in England, and after her death he 
married Elizabeth , who died July. 



Children: i. Joseph, mentioned be- 
Children of second wife, all born in 
England: 2. Sarah. 3. Deborah. 4. 

5. Daniel. 
) Joseph Jenks, son of Joseph Jenks 
born in England, in 1632, died January 
17. He removed from Lynn to War- 
Rhode Island, and March 25, 1669, was 
ed land on either side of the ^awtuxet 
in Warwick for his saw mill, and in pay- 
for this favor agreed to let the people 
boards at a special price. The grant in- 
d trees of pine, chestnut and oak within 
f mile on each side of the river, that is 
bie, the proprietors reserving tlie right 
: what they need. He was foreman of a 
January 18, 1670. October 10, 1671, he 
It sixty acres of land of Abel Potter, in 
dence, near Pawtucket mills, and here he 
ished a forge and saw mill. In 1676 
yrge was destroyed by the Indians in 
Philip's war. He was admitted a free- 
in 1677; was deputy to the general court, 
80-91. and assistant thirteen years be- 
i 1680 and 1698. He and two others 
empowered May 5, 1680, to buy a bell 
ublic use, to call together the assembly 
rourts. He had his land laid out No- 
er 14, 1683, and was taxed afterwards, 
nd five others and the deputy governor 
• a letter January 30, 1690, to William 
•lary, congratulating them on their acces- 
:o the throne and informing them of the 
ling of the former charter government 
the deportation of Sir Edmund Andros. 
as chosen by the assembly, July 2, 1695, 
n the easterly line of the colony, lie 
his will October 21, 1708, and it was 
d February 11, 17 17. He married Es- 
daughter of William and Elizabeth Bal- 
Children: i. Joseph, born 1656, died 
15, 1740; married first, Martha Brown; 
d, February 3, 1727, Alice Dexter, 
v; a prominent man; deputy, speaker. 
y governor. 2. Elizabeth, born 1658, 
1740: married Samuel Tefft. 3. Sarah, 
1708: married Nathaniel Brown. 4. 
miel, born January 29, 1662; mentioned 
. 5. Esther, born 1664, married Samuel 
rd. 6. Ebenezer, born 1669; died Aug- 
|. 1726; married, March 4, 1695, Mary 
rworth; pastor oi First Baptist Church 
evidence. 7. Joanna, born 1672, died 
1 12, 1756; married Sylvanus Scott. 8. 
il, married Thomas Whipple. 9. Wil- 
born 1675; died October 2, 1765; mar- 

ried first. Patience Sprague; second, Mary 
; deputy and judge. 

(III) Major Nathaniel Jenks, son of 
Joseph Jenks (2), born January 29, 1662, 
died August ii, 1723. He resided at Provi- 
dence, and owned land and stock there in 
1688. He was admitted freeman in 1690, and 
in 1709 held the office of captain, later be- 
coming major. The assembly appointed him 
and his brother Joseph, May 2, 171 1, to build 
a bridge at Pawtucket. He was a member of 
the town council in 1 7 19-20-2 1-22-23, and was 
deputy to the general court 1709- 10- 13. His 
will was dated April 2y, 1721, with codicil 
July 31, 1723, and was proved October 21, 
1723. The inventory showed an estate worth 
two hundred pounds. He married, November 
4, 1686, Hannah Bosrowth. Children: i. 
Jonathan. 2. Nathaniel, mentioned below. 3. 
Hannah. 4. Elizabeth. 

(IV) Captain Nathaniel Jenks (Jenckes), 
son of Captain Nathaniel Jenks (3), was born 
in Providence or vicinity about 1695. He was 
a blacksmith by trade, and lived at Providence, 
where he died June 8, 1753 (see p. loi, vital 
records of Providence). He married, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1722-23 (by William Jenckes), 
Lydia Arnold, died January 23, 1727-28. He 
married second, March 29, 1729-30. Children, 
born in Providence: i. Martha, born March 
14, 1724. 2. Stephen, born May 8, 1726, men- 
tioned below. 3. Lydia, born September 3, 
1728. Children of second wife: 4. Joannna, 
born June 18, 1730. 5. Ichabod, born January 
2» 1731-32. 6. James, born October 13, 1733. 

(V) Captain Stephen Jenks, son of Cap- 
tain Nathaniel Jenks (4), was born in Prov- 
idence, May 8, 1726. He married Sarah 
. He was captain of a military com- 
pany and served against the Indians. He lived 
at Smithfield and Providence. Children, ex- 
cept the first two, born at Providence: i. 
Eleazer, born March 3, 1747, at Smithfield. 

2. Nathaniel, born at Smithfield, June 3, 1749. 

3. Moses, born Sci)tember 14, 1751. 4. 
Stephen, born March 31, 1756, mentioned be- 
low. 5. Benjamin, born Sci)tcmber 2, 1758. 
6. Jerahmeel, born July 18, 1762. 

(VT) Stephen Jenks, son of Captain 
Stephen Jenks (5), was born in Providence, 
March 31, 1756. He lived in Smithfield after 
his marriage until about 1777, then at Spencer, 
Massachusetts, until about 1781, and finally 
at Providence and North Providence, Rhode 
Island. The records are at North Providence 
of all his children. He married, November 
19' 1775' ^lercy Arnold, born June 2^, 1757, 




daughter of Joshua and Amy Arnold, of 
Smithfield, Rhode Island, in 1775. Children, 
born at Smithfield: i. Arnold, born April 5, 
1776; married, April 19, 1801, Mary Healy, 
of Pawtucket. Children, born at Spencer: 2. 
Sarah, born 1778; died October 2, 1796. 3. 
Stephen, born April 8, 1780; died March 31, 
1785. Children, born in Providence : 4. David, 
born December 5, 1782, mentioned below. 
5. George, born October 19, 1785. 6. Sabra, 
born June 3, 1788. 7. Nathan, born January 
24, 1791; died July 21, 1801. 8. Lydia, born 
May 13, 1793. 9- Lyndon, born January 7, 
1796. 10. Alvin, born July 24, 1798. 11. 
Jerahmeel, born November 3, 1800. 

(VII) David Jenks, son of Stephen Jenks 
(6), was born at Providence, December 5, 
1782, according to the public record. The 
Ballou genealogy locates the place of birth as 
Central Falls, later Smithfield, now Lincoln, 
Rhode Island, apparently the same locality, 
however. He married, October 2, 1817, Clar- 
issa Ballou, born at West Wrentham, Massa- 
chusetts, September 14, 1796, daughter of 
Darius Ballou (6), whose lineage is: Jesse 
Ballou (5), Ezekiel Ballou (4), Obadiah Bal- 
lou (3), James (2), Maturin Ballou (i), the 
immigrant. They lived at Central Falls. He 
was an interesting, reputable and intelligent 
man, according to the Ballou Genealogy. He 
spent his last years on the Ballou homestead 
at West Wrentham. Children, born at Cen- 
tral Falls: I. Eri Southwell, July 20, 1818; 
died September i, 1819. 2. Clarissa EmeHne, 
born August i, 1819; died August 15, 1820. 
3. Nelson Ballou, born September 1, 1820; 
resided at Stockton, California; married Ag- 
nes Wilkinson. 4. Eri Southwell, born July 
26, 1822; married Mrs. Elizabeth Southwell 
at Lima, New York. 5. David Pickering, 
born March 26, 1824; died June, 1868. 6. 
George Stephen, born November 23, 1825, 
died 1835. 7. Frances Emeline, born October 
2*/, 1828: married Harvey Cargill ; lived at 
Franklin, Massachusetts. 8. Darius Ballou, 
born February 16, 1830; mentioned below. 9. 
Henry Ray, born December 25, 1831 ; married 
Clara A. Merithew. 10. Clarissa Malvina, 
born September 15, 1834: married Charles B. 
Craig. II. Infant, unnamed, born December 
2, died December 16, 1836. 

f\'Iin Darius Ballou Jenks, son of David 
Jenks (7), was born in Smithfield, February 
16, 1830. He was educated in the public 
schools of his native town, and learned the 
trade of carpenter under his brother Nelson 
in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. When he com- 

pleted his apprenticeship and came of age he 
went to Attleborough, Massachusetts, to work. 
He was there about a year and at Mil ford, 
Massachusetts, several years working at his 
trade. In 1874 Mr. Jenks entered the firm 
of Jenks & Bowers, in the retail hardware 
business. After a few years Mr. Jenks sold 
out to his partner and entered the partnership 
with his brother-in-law, Albert E. Hawes, 
now deceased, under the firm name of Hawes 
& Jenks, manufacturers of sash, doors and 
blinds, with a factory in Haverhill, Massa- 
chusetts. He continued in this business, which 
prospered greatly, until about 1886, when on 
account of ill health he retired. He died in 
Mil ford, Massachusetts, February 9, 1894. 
He was a Republican in politics and a Meth- 
odist in religion. He belonged to no secret 
orders. He was a man of excellent character 
and principles. He married first, in Milford, 
May 17, 1853, Maria L. Jones, born in Mil- 
ford, August 25, 1831, died June 29, i860, 
daughter of Alden and Angeline (Parkhurst) 
Jones, of Milford. He married second, Lou- 
isa J. Hawes, of Wrentham, Massachusetts, 
daughter of Charles and Susan (Guild) 
Hawes, both natives of Wrentham. Her I 
father was a prominent farmer, removed to 
Milford in later life, and died there at the ad- 
vanced age of nearly ninety-two years; chil- 
dren of Charles and Susan (Guild) Hawes: 
i. Louisa J. Hawes, mentioned above; ii. 
Abbie Eugene Hawes, born at Wrentham, 
died in Providence in 1907; iii. Frederick 
Hawes, born in Wrentham, resides in Lynn, 
engaged in the real estate business; married 
Sarah A. Adams; one child: Susan M., mar- 
ried first, Fred Woodes, had son Wilbur H. 
Woodes ; married second, George A. Mans- 
field. Children of Darius Ballou and Maria 
L. (Jones) Jenks: i. Elsie A., born in Mil- 
ford, March 5, 1854; married, October 21, 
1874, Alonzo L. Jenks; one child, Edith Ma- 
ria, married Harry Stearns. 2. Edgar, bom 
at Milford, January 24, 1856. 3. Maria L, 
born at Milford, April 5, iSiSo; died Septem- 
ber 9, i8r)0. Mrs. Jenks, mother of the above 
named children, resides in Lynn. 

This family is of English 
GRA\'ES origin, and in Engand its an- 
cestry is traced to the time of 
the Xorman conquest. Some branches of the 
family have also been found for centuries in 

( I ) Samuel Graves, a native of England, 
settled in Lynn, Massachusetts, soon after 



and previous to 1635, was a farmer liv- 
m the turnpike west of the "floating 
e," and the particular locality in which 
/ed was given the name of Gravesend, 
ne by which it has been known to the 
nt day. That he was a man of consider- 
consequence in the town is not to be 
ioned, and an evidence that he was pos- 
d of large means is shown in the fact that 
35 he gave nearly three hundred pounds 
le colony of Massachusetts Bay. The 
: of his wife does not appear; he was the 
r of at least two children, Thomas and 

I) Samuel Graves, son of Samuel Graves 
was one of fifteen men drafted from 

I for service in King Philip*s war, receiv- 
)ay for his services. He married, March 
677, Sarah Brewer, and by her had chil- 
: I. Crispus, born January 7, 1678. 2. 
aah, August 2T, 1681. 3. Samuel, Aug- 
j, 1684. 4- Thomas, December 16, 1686. 
[ark, November 3, 1689. 6. William, 

I, 1692. 7. John, June 24, 1695. 8. 
?cca, April 29, 1696. 9. and 10. Dan- 

?) and Nathaniel (twins), February 8, 
I. II. Sarah, born February i, 17 13. 
uel Graves, father of these children, died 


II) General Samuel Graves, son of Sam- 

jraves (2), was born in Lynn, Massachu- 
, August 2, 1684. He married, February 
ro8, Elizabeth Lewis, born April 7, 1684, 
:hter of John Lewis Jr. and Elizabeth his 
. Among their children was a son Sam- 

V) Samuel Graves, son of Samuel 
'€S (3), was born at Lynn, January 19, 
. He married, February 13, 1738, Han- 
Rand, and among their children born in 
1, were: Samuel, August 6, 1739, and 
I, April 26, 1743. 
^) Rand Graves, son of Samuel Graves 

was bom in Lynn, April 26, 1743. He 

a farmer. He appears to have taken 
: active part in town affairs, and at one 

held the office of collector of taxes, as 
■ecords indicate and as is shown by an 
locument in possession of his descendants, 
ng the date of 1780, and in which it is 
ioned that the town taxes are to be paid 
e collector in produce such as fish, meats, 
I, etc., in such quantity as shall be suffi- 

to cover the amount taxed against the 
al inhabitants. Rand Graves married 
inah Johnson, according to family rec- 

although the date of their marriage does 

not appear. It is probable, however, that he 
had a second wife, for the Lynn records show 
that on December 6, 1770, Rand Graves mar- 
ried Jane Vining. So far as can be ascer- 
tained from existing records he had two chil- 
dren, Samuel and Hannah. 

(VI) Samuel Graves, son of Rand Graves 
(5), was born August 8, 1772. He was a shoe- 
maker by trade, and lived in Lynn all his life. 
He married, July 28, 1794, Susanna Newhall, 
born February 23, 1779. Their children: i. 
Samuel, born September 28, 1796. 2. Zachar- 
iah R., born January 21, 1799, died April 14, 
1832. 3. Susan, July 11, 1801, died April 14, 

1832. 4. Mary N., born March 22, 1804. 5. 
Isaiah N., born December 31, 1807, died Sep- 
tember 29, 1824. 6. Benjamin, born April 25, 
1809. 7. Enoch, October 3, 181 2. 8. Eliza- 
beth, December 23, 1814. Samuel Graves 
(father) died September 13, 1817, aged forty- 
five years. 

(VII) Samuel Graves, son of Samuel 
Graves (6), was born at Gravesend, Lynn, 
Massachusetts, September 28, 1796, died in 
February, 1883. He was first a shoemaker, 
and later kept a store for the sale of general 
merchandise. He was a Democrat in politics, 
served on the school committee, was collector 
of taxes and overseer of poor. He married, 
December 8, 1819, Anna Ireson, bom in Lynn, 

^ February 13, 1798, daughter of Samuel Ire- 
son, born in Lynn, August 27, 1770, married, 
April 2, 1797, Anna Blaney. Samuel Ireson 
was a son of John Ireson, born February 4, 
1722, and married, December 14, 1752, Zibiah 
Ingalls. Samuel and Anna (Ireson) Graves 
had three children, born in Lynn: i. Samuel 
Ireson, born September 14, 1820; shoemaker, 
died unmarried. 2. Isaiah, born November 
21, 1826 (see post). 3. Susan Ann, born 

1833, died unmarried, 1851. 

(¥111") Isaiah Graves, son of Samuel 
Graves (7), was born in Lynn, November 21, 
1826, and has lived to attain the age of more 
than four score years. After leaving school, 
he became a shoemaker, the occupation of sev- 
eral of his ancestors, and followed it for 
a number of years until about 1849, when he 
was seized with the "gold fever'* and went 
to the gold mining camps of California. The 
party with which he went sailed in January, 
1849, ^"^ arrived in California about the first 
of July following. They sailed all the way 
from Beverly, Massachusetts. He worked in 
the gold fields there about ^\^ years with a 
moderate degree of success. About 1854 he 
returned to his old home in Lynn, Massachu- 



setts, and for several years following worked 
at shoe cutting. He then engaged in the gro- 
cery business and continued it as long as he 
was in active pursuits, retiring in 1900, and 
being then succeeded by one of his sons. Mr. 
Graves is a Democrat in politics ; was an alder- 
man one year; served two years in the com- 
mon council ; charter member of the Histor- 
ical Society, and of the California Pioneers of 
New England. 

In 1857 Mr. Graves married Susan A. Em- 
nierton, born in Lynn, 1837, daughter of Al- 
bert Emmerton, of Lynn. Of nine children 
born of this marriage, three are living, name- 
ly: I. Edwin J., born in Lynn, August 9, 
1858; a practical printer, now editor and part 
owner of the Amesbury Daily Mews; he mar- 
ried Julia Nichols, and has three children : i. 
Ralph L, born March 23, 1884, graduate of 
Cornell, now a mechanical engineer in Chi- 
cago; ii. William H., born December 10, 1885; 
iii. Warren E., born August 15, 1889. 2. Sam- 
uel Albert, born in Lynn, November 30, 1863; 
educated in Lynn common and high schools; 
learned the trade of shoe cutter; served in his 
father's store as clerk, finally succeeding to 
the business; he married, 1884, Alice M. 
Brown ; four children : i. Frederick Herbert, 
born October 2, 1886, married Cora New hall, 
of Lynn ; resides in Brockton, Massachusetts ; 
one child, Orville ; ii. Samuel Albert, born Sep- 
tember 14, 1888; iii. Susie Mabel,' born Jan- 
uary II, 1890; iv. Florence E., born March 30, 
1 89 1. 3. Mary Annie, born August 12, 1866, 
married Solomon Otis Ramsdell, a clerk in a 
l)eriodical store in Lynn. The house in which 
Mr. Graves resides was built by his father in 

William White, born in 1610, 
WHITE landed at Ipswich in 1635. Tra- 
dition says that he came from 
county Norfolk, England. He settled in New- 
bury, in 1640 removed to Haverhill, where he 
was one of the first settlers. He was one of 
the grantees of the Indian deed of Haverhill, 
November 15, 1642, which instrument it is 
said was both written and witnessed by him. 
The I laverhill town records show that he held 
a very respectable social position among the 
early settlers. His j)lace of residence was west 
of the burying ground, near the fulling mill, 
and his estate included a large tract of land 
adjoining and extending to the northward. He 
died Se]jtember 28. 1690. He married first, 
Mary . died Se])tember 22, 1681 : sec- 
ond. September 21, i^>82, Sarah Foster, a 

widow, who died in Ipswich in 1693. The 
only child, by the first wife, was John, men- 
tioned below. 

(H) John White, son of William White 
(i), born about 1639, died in Haverhill, Jan- 
uary I, 1668-9, aged twenty-nine years. His 
will bears the same date as that of his death, 
was not signed, -and was probably executed in 
extremis. The will shows that he left a large 
estate, with bequests to his wife, his father, 
and his only son. He left his son to the care 
of his wife, but, in the event of her second 
marriage, to his father. The widow was made 
executrix. He married, in Salem, November 
25, 1662, Hannah French. She married sec- 
ond, Thomas Philbrick, and died at an ex- 
treme old age. Child: John, see forward. 

(Ill) John White, son of John White (2), 
born March 8, 1663-4, died November 20, 
1727. He was an influential man, being town 
clerk in 1694. He owned and commanded a 
garrison house, 1690, erected as a defence 
against the Indians. He was representative 
of Haverhill in the general court eight years 
between 1700 and 1719; captain of the Hav- 
erhill company; magistrate of the county 
court. He acquired much property in trade 
and merchandise, and owned much real estate. 
He married, October 24, 1687, Lydia, daugh- 
ter of John and Elizabeth (Treworthy) Gil- 
man, of Exeter, and granddaughter of Edward 
Gilman, who came from Norfolk, England. 
Children: i. John, born September 11, 1688; 
died August 18, 1705. 2. Mary, born June 
24, 1690; died 1777; married James Ayer. of 
Haverhill. 3. Hannah, born 1691 ; died 1775 : 
married Rev. Samuel Phillips, of Andover. 4- 
William, born January 18, 1693-4; mentioned 
below. 5. Samuel, born December 23, 1695: 
married Ruth Phillips; died February i, 1777. 
6. Nicholas, born December 4, 1698; died Sep- 
tember, 1772; married Hannah, daughter of 
Samuel Avers, who was killed by the Indians 
in 1708. 7. Timothy, born November 13. 
1700; died 1765: Harvard graduate. 1720; 
married Susanna Gardner, of Nantucket. 8. 
Elizabeth, born November 16, 1702; died Jan- 
uary, 1776; married Rev. Amos Main, of 
Rochester, New Hampshire. 9. James, born 
April 16. 1705; married first, Abigail Peaslee; 
and second, Sarah P)ailey. 10. John, born 
September 8, 1707: died \Iay 10, 1745: mar- 
ried Martha Appleton. of Ipswich. 11. Joseph 
(twin) born October 21, 1 709; died April 4. 
17 1 3. 12. Abigail (twin) born October 21. 
1709; died December. 1792; married Moses 
Uazen. 13. Lydia, born September 11, 1711: 

■^^jvu.^ //^Ct^fe^^ 



married first, Nathaniel Peaslee ; second, 

Flint. 14. Joanna, born March 31, 

1714; died November 2, 1714. 

(IV) William White, son of John White 
(3), born January 18, 1693-4, died December 
II, 1737. He was a clothier, and lived in 
Haverhill. He was called Deacon and Es- 
quire, and is said to have served as represen- 
tative to the general court in 1733 and 1734. 
It is said, too, that he planted the first pota- 
toes in Haverhill, in 17 18, and raised four 
bushels, but knew not how to make use of so 
large a quantity, and gave them to his neigh- 
bors. He married, June 12, 17 16, in Boston, 
Sarah Phillips, bom January 28, 1692, sister 
of Rev. Samuel Phillips, of Andover, and 
daughter of Samuel Phillips, of Salem, gold- 
>mith. Qiildren: i. William, born April 12, 
1717; died 1773; married Rebecca Stoddard. 
2. Samuel, born September 15, 17 18, men- 
tioned below. 3. John, born February 7, 1719- 
20; died 1800. 4. Nathaniel, born November 
24. 1721 ; died August 27, 1737. 5. Sarah, 
born September 17, 1723: died September 19. 
1723. 6. Timothy, born September 23, 1724: 
died September, 1791. 7. Mary, born April 
30, 1726; died 1762; married Rev. John Chan- 
dler, of Billerica. 8. Sarah, born March 9, 
1727-8; married Colonel William Thompson, 
of Billerica. 9. Phillips, born October 28, 1729 ; 
niarried Ruth Brown. 10. Ebenezer, born Au- 
gust 2, 1731, died August 7, 1731. 11. Anna, 
born October 24, 1752; died June 26, 1737. 
(V) Samuel White, son of William White 
U), was bom September 15, 1718. He lived 
in Haverhill, where he acquired a large estate. 
He was justice of the peace and representative 
to the general court. He was a merchant and 
farmer. He married Sarah Brown, of Read- 
ing, daughter of Rev. Richard Brown; she 
died March 9, 1773. Children: i. Sarah, 
born September 10, 1745; died December 22, 
1746. 2. Sarah, born November 14, 1747; 
died May 24, 175 1. 3. Mary, born May 20, 
1750: died August 11, 1821 ; married Moses 
Brown, of Newburyport, one of the asso- 
ciate founders of Andover Theological Semi- 
nary. 4. Anna, born April 12, 1752; died Oc- 
tober 21, 1841 ; married Dr. Nathaniel Salton- 
stall, of Haverhill. 5. Rebecca, born August 
10, 1754; died November 4, 1838; married 
James Duncan, merchant and magistrate of 
Haverhill, and major of cavalry. 6. Sarah, 
born April 9, 1757; died August 13. 1831 ; 
married David How, of Haverhill. 7. Samuel, 
bom August 26, 1759; mentioned below. 8. 
Susanna, born December 2, 1761 ; died April 16, 
1786 ; married John White, her second cousin. 

(Vl) Samuel White, son of Samuel White 
(5). born August 26, 1759, died December 15, 
1808. He was a farmer, and lived on the 
ancestral estate in Haverhill. He married, 
March 22, 1789, Lydia, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Lydia Aycr, of Haverhill. She died Feb- 
ruary 8, 1802. Children: i. William, born 
September 4, 1789, mentioned below. 2. Mary, 
born January 10, 1792; married Samuel W. 
Duncan. 3. Sarah Brown, born September 29, 
1793; married, November 12, 1816, Joseph 
Henry Adams, merchant, of Boston. 4. Fanny, 
born March 22, 1790; died October 27, 1827; 
married Warner Whittier, of Haverhill. 5. 
Lydia, born November 30, 1798, died March, 

(VH) William White, son of Samuel 
White (6), born September 4, 1789, died Sep- 
tember 25, 1835. He inherited the estate in 
Haverhill, and lived there as a farmer. He 
married, July 4, 1816, Priscilla White Davis, 
born January 21, 1790, and died November 
4, 1861, daughter of James and Abigail 
(White) Davis. Children: i. Son, died in 
infancy. 2. Daughter, died in infancy. 3. 
Samuel, born January 12, 1821, mentioned 
below. 4. James Davis, born March 31, 1824; 
died February 9, 1901 ; married H. Ann, 
daughter of Colonel A. B. W. Tenny, of New- 
bury, Vermont, died February 15. 1893; chil- 
dren : Lizzie P., married Nathaniel Stevens, 
(manufacturer) of North Andover, Massa- 
chusetts: A. Tenny, (manufacturer) of Man- 
ville, Rhode Island, married Susie F. Wil- 
liams. 5. William Harry, born July 26, 1828; 
died April 18, 1897: married Josephine A. 
Richmond, of Brunswick, New Jersey, died 
1907; children, two sons and one daughter, 
residing in New York City. 

(VI ri) Samuel White, son of William 
White (7), was born in Haverhill, January 
12, 182 1. He received his early education in 
the public schools of his native town. In 1837, 
at the age of sixteen, through the advice and 
assistance of a very dear friend, Josiah L. 
Hale, prominent in marine insurance, he en- 
tered the employ of an insurance company, 
and continued in that business in New York 
and Boston until near 1858, when he entered 
the banking business in Haverhill and Law- 
rence, and has been so engaged for nearly 
fifty years. He began as cashier of the Merri- 
mack National Bank of Haverhill, and filled 
this position with conspicuous zeal and fidel- 
ity until 1868, when he resigned to become 
cashier of the Bay State National Bank, of the 
neighboring city of Lawrence, and continued 



in this responsible position with the utmost 
success until he resigned in 1893. ^^ ^^^^^ 
time he was a director, and was elected vice- 
president, an office that he has filled to the 
present time actively and efficiently. Mr. 
White stands high in the opinions of the men 
of business and finance in Haverhill and Law- 
rence, where he is best known. He has lived 
since 1890 in Haverhill, his native town, the 
place where seven generations of his ances- 
tors in direct line have lived and taken a 
prominent part in the various lines of human 
activity, in society, church and public life. 
In politics he is a Republican, and has been 
somewhat active in supporting the policies and 
candidates of his political faith. He served 
for seven years on the school board of Haver- 
hill. He is a faithful member and generous 
supporter of the Congregational church. 

He married, 1869. Mary Taylor, daughter 
of Judge Edmund Taylor, of Wilkes-Barre, 
Pennsylvania. They had one child. Bertha 
Hale, born December 5, 1871, died July 15, 

The name of Kenison has ex- 
KENTSON isted in New Hampshire for 

nearly two hundred years, and 
appears quite frequently in the vital records 
of Stratham'and Greenland. John Kenison, 
of Eaton, New Hampshire, served as town 
clerk a greater part of the time from 1820 
to 1837, and his death occurred in that town. 
He married a Miss Jackson, of Eaton, now 
called Madison. 

Stephen Jackson Kenison, son of John 
Kenison, was born in 1810, died in Littleton, 
New Hampshire. July 3, 1832. His widow 
was before marriage Lois Huckins Mills. She 
married (second) William Harmon in Free- 
dom, New Hampshire, where her death 

Orrin Woodman Kenison, son of Stephen 
J. and Lois H. (Mills) Kenison, was born in 
Freedom, May i, 1830. When two years old 
he was left fatherless, and a part of his early 
childhood was spent in New Hampshire. At 
the age of about seven years he went to Low- 
ell, Massachusetts, where he attended school 
until nine years of age when he w^nt to Ver- 
mont and lived with Asa Jackson Kenison 
on a farm. At the age of seventeen he 
went to Lowell and became an apprentice 
in a cotton mill. In due course of time 
he accjuired proficiency as a loom-fixer and 
when twenty-one years old was advanced 
to the position of second hand. In 185 1 

he became second overseer in a cotton 
mill at Salem, Massachusetts. He then went 
to Portsmouth, 1854, and became a ship car- 
penter in the navy yard, remaining five years. 
He then returned to Salem to his old job, after 
which he went to Lawrence and was employed 
in the Pemberton mill thirty-three years, and 
by successive promotions attained the respon- 
sible position of superintendent, continuing in 
that capacity for many years or until his re- 
tirement in 1896. Politically he acts with the 
Republican party. In his religious belief he 
is a Methodist. In 1862 he enlisted as a 
private in Company K, Twenty-third Regi- 
ment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, for 
service in the civil war, and he remained iti 
the army one year, being honorably discharged 
on account of physical disability in 1863. 

Mr. Kenison married (first), November ^6, 
1850, Frances Elizabeth Winnek, of Lowell, 
born November 26, 1833, daughter of Jolin 
Winnek, a lawyer of Lowell. She died in 
Lawrence, October 3, 1886. Of thi^ union 
there were three children: Nellie Louise, 
born October 24, 1851, married Thomas 
Slaughter, of Lawrence ; Irving William, born 
January 18, 1855, died July 18, 1859; Annie 
Shapleigh, born December 26, 1858, married 
H. Dennie Morse, of Lawrence. In 1889 Mr. 
Kenison married (second), Mattie Hannah 
Kirkwood, born in Lawrence, August 27, 
1863. She died April 21, 1896, leaving one 
child, Mattie Lois, born April 13, 1896. 

Isaac Buswell, or Buzzell, 
RL'SWELL immigrant ancestor of the 

New Hampshire, Maine 
and Massachusetts families of this surname, 
was born in England, about 1593. He was in 
Salisbury, Massachusetts, and one of its pro- 
prietors, 1639; was admitted a freeman. Octo- 
ber 9, 1640; drew land in the first division at 
Salisbury and again 1640. The general court 
allowed his removal to Hampton, but he re- 
turned. His wife Marguerite died Septem- 
ber 29, 1642, and he married second, Susanna 

, who died March 31, 1676-77. He died 

July 3, 1683. His will, dated April 9. 1683, 
proved September 25 following, bequeathed to 
son William and his wife; daughter Sarah; 
son-in-law John Gill, husband of daughter 
Phebe; Philip Browne, husband of daughter 
Mary, and son Samuel Buswell: the three 
children left by his son Isaac, and to grand- 
child Isaac, son of William. Children: i. 
William. 2. Phebe, married, May 2, 1645. 
John Gill. 3. Samuel, born about 1628 ; men- 



ned below. 4. Mary, born August 29, 
^5; married, June 24, 1669, Philip Brown. 
Isaac, born July 24, 1650; married, October 
, 1671, Mary Basto; second, May 19, 1673, 
sanna Parker. 

(II) Samuel Buswell, son of Isaac Bus- 
II (i), was born about 1628, in England. 

I was a planter in Salisbury and Bradford, 
assachusetts. He was of Salisbury 1662, 
d probably 1669, but of Andover in 1696, 
(1 in Box ford at the time of his death, 
vage says he may have been at Marble- 
ad for a short time in 1668. His will, dated 
)ril 9, 1704, proved July 27, 1704, named 
fe Sarah executrix, and his brother-in-law 
'lomon Keyes, of Chelmsford, and John 
lynton, of Boxford, overseers. Children: 
Isaac, born August 6, 1657 ; mentioned be- 
r. 2. John, born October 7, 1659. 3. Sam- 
1, born May 25. 1662; probably died before 
; father. 4. William, born August 5, 1664; 
>ide(l at Salem. 5. Robert, born February 
1666-67 ; married, December 9, 1697, Han- 
h Tyler. 6. James, born March 30, 1668-69. 
.Mar\'. 8. Joseph, married. May 15, 1707, 
ary Harvey. 

(III) Isaac Buswell, son of Samuel Bus- 

II (2), born August 6, 1657, died July 6, 
09. He was a weaver of Salisbury. He 
IS admitted a freeman 1690, and married 
out the same time Anna Ordway. His es- 
e was administered August i, 1709, and 
'ided in 17 18, when the widow Anna was 
ntioned. She was admitted to the church 
Salisbury, October 25, 17 19, and married 
ond, February 21, 1722-23, William Baker, 
Ipswich. Children: i. Isaac, born Janu- 
s' 1691 ; died 1778. 2. Daniel, born May 
1694; mentioned below. 3. William, born 
ril 3, 1687; died January i, 1778. 4. John, 
n .April 21, 1699; baptized August 12, 
5; resided at Salisbury. 5. Samuel, born 
e 14, 1702; died 1795. 6. James, born July 
1705. 7. Hannah, born December 5, 1707; 
Tied John Fitts. 

IV) Daniel Buswell, son of Isaac Buswell 
, born May 20, 1694, died 1756. He resid- 
at Bradford. His will was dated May 9, 
6, proved July 12, same year. As no wife 
lentioned, it is likely she died before her 
band. Children: i. Hannah, married 

Fellows. 2. Daniel, mentioned below. 

Vbigail. 4. Anna. 5. Betty. 6. Nicholas. 
bseph, executor of father's will. 

V) Daniel Buswell, son of Daniel Buswell 
, was born probably about 1736, as he was 
of age when his father died. He was a 

soldier in the revolution, Captain Nathaniel 
Gage's company, Major Gage's regiment, Sep- 
tember 30 to November 6, 1777, in the Army 
of the North. His will, dated March 11, 
1799, proved September 10, 181 3, does not 
mention his wife, but names following chil- 
dren: I. Isaac, executor of will. 2. Daniel, 
enlisted in 1781 for three years in Continental 
army. 3. James. 4. Betty, married Ezra 
Trask. 5. Thomas. 6. Joshua, mentioned be- 
low. 7. Dcbby, married Timothy Phillips. 8. 

(\T) Joshua Buswell, son of Daniel Bus- 
well (5), was born about 1780, in Methuen, 
and lived there all his life. He married Doro- 
thy . His will was dated April 19, 

1836, and proved June 10, 1836. Children, 
born in Methuen : i. Benjamin G. 2. Joshua 
Jr. 3. Joseph E., mentioned below. 4. Mary. 

(VII) Joseph Edward Buswell, son of 
Joshua Buswell (6), was born in Methuen, 
about 1 816. He was a minor at the time of 
his father's death. He married Mary Taylor. 
Children, born at Methuen: i. Benjamin. 2. 
Joshua. 3. Joseph Edward, mentioned below. 
4. Mary. 

(VIII) Joseph Edward Buswell, son of 
Joseph Edward Buswell (7), was born Aug- 
ust 7, 1841, in Methuen. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native town and was gradu- 
ated from the Lawrence high school in 1861. 
In his youth he worked on the homestead. 
When the civil war broke out he enlisted in 
June, 1861, in company B, First Massachu- 
setts Heavy Artillery, and in January, 1862. 
was promoted first lieutenant. He took part 
in various engagements and was seriously in- 
jured by the falling of his horse in a ravine, 
breaking his arm and causing other bodily in- 
juries ; and was mustered out in August, 1863. 
When he returned to his home he took upythe 
study of law and was graduated from the Bos- 
ton University Law School in 1873. ^^ was 
admitted to the bar, but on account of ill 
health gave up the practice of his profession 
and took up farming on the homestead in 
Methuen, following it for his calling until 
1897. Since then he has been in public Hfe. He 
was selectman of Methuen in 1897, and rep- 
resentative to the general court, in 1900, 1901 
and 1902. He served on various important 
committees and demonstrated exceptional abil- 
ity as a legislator and public officer. He was 
assiduous in attendance, never missing a legis- 
lative day. He paid especial attention to the 
interests of his district. He introduced a bill 
which had much support among far-seeing re- 



formers, providing for the local option as to 
the number of Hquor licenses in a town or city ; 
and a bill designed to prevent the loss of cor- 
porate and excise taxes of street railways to 
towns in which the roads are located, a meas- 
ure that benefited both Lawrence and Methu- 
cn. He supported the bill providing for the 
enlargement of the county court-house in 
Lawrence. He secured a favorable report 
from his committee requiring the common- 
wealth to assume part of the cost of the New- 
buryport bridge, saving the county forty-five 
thousand dollars, and paving the way for the 
enlargement of the court house by the county 
commissioners. He was active in the interests 
of the farmers of his district and in fact of 
the whole state, getting legislation reimbursing 
farmers for cattle condemned within six 
months of purchase. He was in close touch 
with the state highway commission, having 
their affairs in the legislature in charge from 
his committee and securing allotments for Me- 
ihuen for Haverhill road. He opposed the 
removal of the battery when that action was 
threatened, and helped to defeat two bills that 
had been favorably reported tending to debar 
veterans of the civil war from the benefits of 
the Soldiers' Preference Act. He was active 
and influential on the floor in debate as well 
as in committee room, where he was indefati- 
gable in any cause that he advocated. In 1904 
he was employed at the state house, and the 
following year was appointed agent of the 
State Board of Pharmacy, a position he now 
holds. In politics he is an active and influen- 
tial Republican. He married, May 2, 1864, 
Julia ^lerrill, born August 7, 1840, in Methu- 
en, daughter of Washington and Abiah (Kel- 
ley) Merrill, fler father was born February 
8, 1810, in Methuen, and died in 1879: her 
mother was born in Warner, New Hampshire, 
and died in 1848. Children of Washington 
and Abiah Merrill : i. Moses Merrill, born 
1833, died 1856: a teacher for many years in 
Boston Latin School ; ii. John Kelley Merrill ; 
iii. Sylvester Merrill ; iv. Julia Merrill, mar- 
ried Joseph Edward Bu swell, mentioned 
above; v. Ellen A. Merrill; vi. Washington 

Children of Joseph Edward and Julia (Mer- 
rill) Buswcll : I. William Hart, born January 15. 
1867; superintendent of Archibald Mill; mar- 
ried Maud Archibald, of Methuen. 2. Mary 
Caroline, born June 13, 1868: married Albert 
S. Hunter. 3. Roy, born July 2, 1874: died 
July 16, 1874. 4. Bernard Clinton, born De- 
cember 14, 1876. 5. Grace Merrill, born 

March 25, 1879, teacher in Merrill School of 
Methuen, named for her grandfather. 

The Silsby family is of ancient 
SILSBY English origin, though not num- 
erous. The name lends itself to 
a great variety of spelling in accordance with 
the practice of our forefathers. We find in 
early records Silsby, Silsbee, Silsbye, Stillsbee. 
Stillsbey, Seylesbie, Sellesby, etc. The name 
is rare in London. John Seylesbee, of parish 
Weston, Warwickshire, a yeoman, died in 
1557. Thomas Sellesby, of West Thorocke, 
Essex county, died about September 8, 1653, 
leaving a nuncupative will. The ancestry of 
the American immigrant is not known. 

(I) Henry Silsby, immigrant ancestor, was 
born in England, about 1618. He was an in- 
habitant of Salem, Massachusetts, as early as 
1638, a shoemaker by trade. He was one of 
the proprietors of the town of Salem in 1639, 
but soon afterward removed to Ipswich where 
he was a proprietor in 1647. He bought a 
house in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1653, and 
another in 1670. The records show that be 
was employed by Samuel Sharpe when he 
first came to New England, and as Sharpe 
came in 1629 Silsby may have come early with 
him as an apprentice. In 1639 he had his first 
land grant, a half-acre for a house lot near 
Cat Coue (Cove). Silsby bought the house 
of Thomas Coates, of Lynn, of Obadiah Flud 
(Flood), of Boston, and Thomas Coates, of 
Lynn, October 16, 1651. This house was on 
Stag's brook, now Fayette street, a few doors 
cast of Essex street. Though he held few 
public offices he must have been a man of good 
education and ability, for he often served as 
witness, overseer and appraiser in the settle- 
ment of estates. It was voted by the church, 
January 8, 1692, that he sit in the deacon's 
seat in church, flis will was dated March 17, 
1698-99, and proved December 16, 1700. His 
first wife Dorothy died September 27, 1667. 
He married, second, Grace Eaton, Novem- 
ber 18, 1680. She was the widow of Jonas 
Eaton, of Reading. Children: i. Henry. 2. 
Nathaniel, born 165 1, married, November 5. 
1671, Deborah Tompkins. 3. Mary, married, 
August 15, 1664, Lackery Marsh. 4. John. 
married, February 15, 1673. Bethia Pitman. 5. 
Jonathan, married February i. 1673, Bethia 
]Marsh. 6. Samuel, married, July 4, 1676, 
Mary Biscoe. 7. Ephraim, mentioned below. 
8. Hannah, married, December 2, 1680, Thomas 
Laughton. 9. Sarah, married, February 25, 
1682, Joseph Collins. 



(II) Ephraim Silsby, son of Henry Silsby 
(i). born about 1660, died at Lynn, March, 
1729. Married, January 23, 1693, Rachel Bas- 
sett. born March 13, 1666, daughter of William 
and Sarah (Burt) Bassett, and granddaughter 
of Hugh Burt. Her father, William Bassett, 
bom at Lynn in 1640, died March 31, 1703; 
ensign in Captain Joseph Gardner's company 
in King Philip's war, captain of his company 
at Scarborough in 1689. Children born at 
Lj-nn: i. Henry, November 15, 1694, men- 
tioned below. 2. Ephraim. married, at Bos- 
ton, November 9, 1738, Esther South wick, 
daughter of Lawrence Southwick, of Salem, 
Massachusetts. 3. Rachel. 4. Mary, married, 
May 19, 1728, Joshua Collins. 

(III) Henry Silsby, son of Ephraim Silsby 
(2). born at Lynn, November 15, 1694, mar- 
ried, December 3, 1719, Abigail Collins, who 
died December, 1761. He inherited the home- 
stead at Lynn and added to it by purchase. 
His will is dated November 20, 1761, and the 
inventory of his estate April 2, 1762. His 
son Henry was executor and residuary legatee. 
Children born in Lynn : i . Daniel, mentioned 

j below. 2. Samuel, married Sarah Breed. 3. 
Lydia, married. October II, 1735. 4. Miriam, 
married, December 8, 1741, Nehemiah Collins. 
5- Henry, born January 25, 17 — , married 
Hannah Bassett. 

(I\') Daniel Silsby, son of Henry Silsby 
^3), was bom in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was 
a shipwright by trade ; an inn-holder at one 
time on Prince street, Lynn. His will dated 
March 12, 1764, was proved October 31, 1769. 
He married, September 18, 1756, "Patience 
Hood. Children born in Lynn: i. Sarah, 
1758, died 1808; will dated October 20, 1808. 
2. Mary, 1760, married. December 6, 1758, 
Ezra Curtin. 3. Abigail, 1763, died 181 5, un- 
married. 4. Daniel, 1765, died 1791 ; drowned 
at Ostend, Flanders, January 16, 1791, unmar- 
ried. 5. Sampson, mentioned below. 6. Ab- 
ner. died young. 

(V) Sampson Silsby, son of Daniel Silsby 
(4). bom May 12, 1748, married, September 
24. 1772, Abigail Collins. He lived and died 
in Boston. He removed from Lynn to Boston 
in 1772. He was in Lynn, March 13, 1771, 
when he took a mortgage from one John 
Richards, of Boston. He was afterward a 
resident of Woburn for a time. Children: 
I. Enoch, mentioned below. Seven other chil- 
dren died in infancy. 

(VI) Enoch Silsby, son of Sampson Silsby 
(5), bom in Lynn, September 29. 1778. mar- 
ried. May 30, 1799, Alice Needham, of Salem. 

She was born in Salem, October 30, 1778, died 
in Roxbury, Massachusetts, March 11, 1857, 
daughter of Edmund and Sarah Needham. He 
died in Roxbury, November 4, 1850. He was 
educated in the public schools, and for some 
years kept a store in Salem. In 1809 he en- 
gaged in business in Savannah, Georgia, and 
afterward resided in Boston, Roxbury and 
Bradford. He served as representative in the 
general court of Massachusetts in 1818-20-21- 
25-30. Children: i. Alice, born in Salem, died 
in Boston, March 15, 1835 ; married, December 
30, 1830, Stephen Emmons, of Boston. 2. Caro- 
line, married, October i, 1840, Benjamin G. 
Ropes, of Salem; he was lost in the ship 
"Arctic" off Cape Race in September, 1852. 
3. George Enoch, born June, 1808, mentioned 
below. 4. Sarah Needham, born July 16, 181 1, 
died May 10, 1844. 5. Emma, born February 
21, 1817, married, at Bradford, June 30, 1842, 
Thorndike Proctor, of Salem, and died in Bos- 
ton. August 4, 1878, 6. Emeline, born 1820, 
in Roxbury, died October 18, 1848, unmar- 

(Vn) George Enoch Silsby, son of Enoch 
Silsby (6), born in Salem. June, 1808, married 
at Hampton Falls. New Hampshire, May, 
1832, Hannah Phillips Wells, born May 19, 
181 2, daughter of Moses and Hannah (Dow) 
Wells. He died at Bradford. November 15, 
1864, his wife died in Bradford, August 16, 
1868. He was a farmer at Bradford, Massa- 
chusetts. Children: i. Emily Augusta, born 
March 6, 1833, married, at Bradford, Decem- 
ber 20. 1876, Benjamin S. Clough, of Salis- 
bury ; she died at Lowell, Massachusetts, June 
12, 1883. 2. George Enoch, died young. 3. 
Sarah Ella, born July 22, 1853, ^i^d July 31, 
1884. 4. Edward, mentioned below. 

(Vni) Edward Silsby, son of George Enoch 
Silsby (7), was born at Bradford, April 22, 
1857. He was educated at Bradford in the 
public schools, and remained on his father's 
farm. He inherited the homestead and has 
followed farming to the present time. He 
has conducted a dairy farm since 1888, and 
operated at one time two milk routes, but for 
the past ten years he has sold the product of 
his dairy to the trade in bulk. His dairy con- 
sists at the present time of twenty-three head, 
but in former years his dairy consisted of from 
forty to forty-five head : he has one of the 
best appointed stables in this section of Essex 
county, it being a model of neatness. He is 
a member of Bradford Grange, Patrons of 
Husbandry. In religion he is an Episcopalian ; 
in politics he is an Independent. 



He married, at Bradford, December lo, 
1885, Sarah Blanche Jenkins, born July 26, 
1867, daughter of Benjamin and Amanda 
(Brown) Jenkins. Children: i. Alice Apple- 
ton, born June 20, 1887. 2. Emma Cogswell, 
August 25, 1889. 3. George Wells, February 
8, 1897. 

The surnames Stearns, 
STEARNS Sternes, Sterns, Strans, etc., 

are undoubtedly corruptions 
or variations of the English family name 
Sterns, a well known name in the counties of 
Nottingham, Berks, Norfolk, Suffolk and 
Cambridge, England. Of the Sterne family, 
the oldest coat-of-arms is : Or, a chevron be- 
tween three crosses flory sable. Crest : a cock 
straling ppr. These arms were borne by the 
Archbishop of York (1664-1683). Other fam- 
ilies of the name had devices slightly varied 
from this one. 

(I) Isaac Stearns, the immigrant ancestor 
of the family, probably of the parish of Nay- 
land, Suffolkshire, embarked for America on 
April 8, 1630, in the ship "Arabella." in which 
came also Rev. George Phillips, Sir Richard 
Saltonslall and family. Governor Winthrop. 
Four ships sailed together from Yarmouth, 
England, the "Arabella," arriving at Salem, 
Massachusetts, June 12. But the pioneers were 
not pleased with that point, and they proceed- 
ed to what is now Charlestown, Massachusetts, 
and Watertown, where most of them settled. 
Stearns had a homestall at Watertown in 1642, 
bounded on the north by land of John Warren, 
west by the highway, south by land of John 
Biscoe, east by Pecjussctt Meadow, a part of 
which he also owned. In the distribution of the 
estate of his son Samuel in 1724, this homestall 
"where his grandfather had lived" was assigned 
to his son Nathaniel. He was admitted a free- 
man May 18, 1631, and was selectman several 
years. In 1647 he and Mr. Biscoe were 
appointed by the selectmen "to consider how 
the bridge over the river shall be built, and to 
agree with the workmen for doing it, accord- 
ing to their best discretion." This is the first 
mention of a bridge over the Charles river at 
Watertown. He acquired a large estate for 
his day, leaving fourteen parcels of land 
amounting to four hundred and sixty-seven 
acres. He died June 28, 1671. His will dated 
five (lays before his death, mentions his chil- 
dren and others. He married Mary Barker, 
daughter of John and Margaret Barker, of 
Stoke, Nayland, Suffolkshire, England. She 
died April 2, 1677. Children: i. Mary, bap- 

tized January 6, 1626, at Nayland, married 
first, July 9, 1646, in Woburn, Isaac Learned, 
only son of William; married second, John 
Burge, of Weymouth. 2. Hannah, baptized 
October 5, 1628, in England; married, Decem- 
ber 25, 1650, Henry Freeman. 3. John, born 
about 1631, mentioned below. 4. Isaac Jr., 
born January 6, 1633, died August 29, 1676. 
5. Sarah, born September 22, 1635, married, 
June 7, 1655, Deacon Samuel Stone. 6. Sam- 
uel, born April 24, 1638, died August 3, 1683. 
7. Elizabeth, born 1640; married, April 13, 
1664, Samuel Manning. 8. Abigail, married, 
April 2^], 1666, Deacon John Morse. 

(II) John Stearns, son of Isaac Stearns 
(i), was one of the first settlers of Billerica, 
^lassachusetts. He married first, 1653, Sarah 
Mixer, only daughter of Isaac and Sarah 
Mixer, of Watertow^n, to whom her father be- 
queathed among other things "one-half of my 
vessel, Diligent.'* She died June 14, 1656, 
leaving one child, and he married (second), 
December 20, 1656, Mary Lothrop, of Barn- 
stable, Massachusetts. John Stearns died 
^Tarch 5, 1668, and his widow married sec- 
ond, May 6, 1669, Captain William French,^, 
of Billerica. Captain French died November^ 
20, 168 1, and she married third, June 29, 1684-^^ 
Isaac Mixer Jr., of Watertown, a brother o"^ 
her husband's first wife. She was living, ver; 
aged, as late as 1735. Child of John anc 
Sarah Stearns: i. John, born May, 1654^^ 
mentioned below. Children of John and Mary 
Stearns: 2. Isaac, born April 17, 1658, diec5 
October 9, 1659. 3. Samuel, born September' 
3, 1659. 4. Isaac, born December 23, 1661 , 
died 1739. 5. Nathaniel, born November 30f 
1663. 6. Thomas, born December 6, 1665. 

(HI) Lieutenant John Stearns, son of John 
Stearns (2), was born in Billerica, Massachu- 
setts, the second child born and recorded there. 
May, the second week, 1654. He married first, 
September 6, 1676, Elizabeth Bigelow, who 
was born June 15, 1657, daughter of John and 
Mary (Warren) Bigelow, of Watertown. She 
died April 18, 1694, and he married second, 
April 22, 1696, in Maiden, Massachusetts, 
Mrs. Joanna (Call) Parker, widow of Jacob 
Parker, and daughter of Thomas Jr. and 
Joanna (Shcpherdson) Call. He was much 
respected and had much influence among his 
townsmen. He died October 26, 1728, and his 
widow died December 4, 1737, aged seventy- 
eight. He was lieutenant of the Billerica 
militia company. Children of Lieutenant 
John and Elizabeth Stearns: i. Elizabeth, 
born September 23, 1677, in Watertown ; mar- 



ried, May 22, 1707, Samuel Rogers. 2. John, 
born January 22, 1679-80, in Billerica; died 
April 4, 1679-80. 3. Sarah, born March 21, 
1680-82; married, June 16, 1702, Samuel 
Hunt; she died September, 1708. 4. Mary, 
bom July 23, 1684; married. May 28, 1705, 
Samuel Barron, of Chelmsford. 5. John (3), 
born November 26, 1686, mentioned below. 

6. Isaac, born May i, 1689; shipwrecked and 
lost in the expedition to Port Royal, in 171 1. 

7. Abigail, born August 22, 169 1 ; married, 
October 23, 1712, Sergeant William Wyman. 

8. Samuel, born January 8, 1693-94. Child 
of Lieutenant John and Joanna Stearns : 9. 
Joanna, boni June 24, 1697. 

(IV) John Stearns, third son of Lieutenant 
John Stearns (3), was born in Billerica, Mass- 
achusetts, November 26, 1686; died August 2, 
1776; married, 1715, Esther Johnson, born 
January, 1691, died April 13, 1786, daughter of 
Captain Edward Johnson, of Woburn, grand- 
daughter of William Johnson, and great- 
granddaughter of Captain Edward Johnson, of 
Woburn. Children: i. Esther, born Novem- 
ber 9, 1716, died February 20, 1717. 2. John, 
fourth, born May 27, 17 19. 3. Esther, born 
June 6, 1720, died August 12, 1741. 4. Isaac, 
born June 16, 1722, died April 23, 1808. 5. 
Joanna, born July 29, 1724, married, August 
8, 1754, Ebenezer Fletcher, of Westford. 6. 
Edward, born May 9, 1726, died June 11, 
1793. 7- Benjamin, born November 21, 1729, 
died August 24, 1734. 8. Rev. Josiah, born 
January 20, 1731-32, mentioned below. 9. 
Williams, born December 11, 1733, died July 
1734. 10. Timothy, born August 15, 1737, 
was in the military service at Lake George in 
757. Captain Thomas Flint's company. 

(V) Rev. Josiah Stearns, son of John 
Steams (4). was born January 20, 1732. 
graduated at Harvard College in 1751, and 
ordained at Epping, New Hampshire, March 
8,1758; died there July 25, 1788. He mar- 
ried (first), December 4, 1755, Sarah Abbott, 
born December 4, 1726, daughter of Uriah and 
Elizabeth (Mitchell) Abbott, of Andover, 
Massachusetts. She died November 6, 1766, 
and he married (second), August 13, 1767, 
Sarah Ruggles, born November 6, 1731, died 
April 2, 1808, daughter of Rev. Samuel and 
Elizabeth (William) Ruggles, of Billerica. He 
had six children by each wife. He was a close 
and careful student of the original scriptures, 
and so familiar with the Bible that he could 
readily cite the chapter and book where almost 
any verse could be found. In the revolution he 
was an ardent friend of liberty, gave his sons 

and most of his property to the American 
cause. He was a member of the state conven- 
tion at Exeter, New Hampshire, and com- 
mitted himself fully to the rebellion, saying, 
when he returned to his children: "H the 
cause prevail, it will be a great benefit to the 
country, but if it fail, your poor old father's 
head will soon be a button for a halter." Rev. 
Mr. Stearns was tall and commanding. He 
was an eloquent pulpit orator, and used to 
hold the untiring attention of his congrega- 
tion which was invariably large, often not 
only filling the seats and aisles, but having 
numbers standing about the doors and win- 
dows besides. Rev. Dr. Tappan, of Harvard 
College, Professor of Divinity, said of him: 
"The Rev. Mr. Stearns sustained a character 
too great and too good to be passed over in 
silence. The God of Nature had endued him 
with singular abilities, which by the aid of 
erudition, fitted him for extensive usefulness. 
Elevated by the purer sentiments, he ever 
possessed a mind calm and serene. God, who 
is all wise in council, was pleased to try his 
faith and patience in the furnace of affliction. 
After a lingering and painful sickness, he died 
of cancer, in the fifty-seventh year of his age. 
In him died a friend of justice, liberty and 
energetic government, a vigorous watchman, 
a patient guide, affectionate pastor, prudent, 
kind husband, and indulgent, but truly faith- 
ful parent. More joyful than a conqueror 
with his spoils he retired from the scene of 
action. We trust that he has gone to a state of 
immortal bliss, and will be an associate of 
those who have come out of great tribulation." 
Children: i. Sarah, born September 12, 
1736, died August 13, 1825, married. May 29, 
1781, Solomon Lane. 2. Betsey, born July, 
1758, died at the age of twenty-one. 3. Dud- 
ley, born April 8, 1760. 4. John, born Janu- 
ary 13, 1762, mentioned below. 5. Josiah, 
Jr., born January 2}^, 1764. 6. Esther, born 
and died in infancy. 7. Esther, born July 14, 
1768, married Abraham Tilton. 8. Samuel, 
born April 8, 1770. 9. Timothy, born May 9, 

1772, died in Virginia; was a school teacher; 
unmarried. 10. William, born November 23, 

1773. II. Mary, born July 2, 1776, died No- 
vember 21, 1825, unmarried. 12. Elizabeth, 
born March 9, 1779, married Elijah Stearns, 
Esq., December 30, 1802. 

(VI) John Stearns, son of Rev. Josiah 
Stearns (5), was born in Epping, New Hamp- 
shire, January 13, 1762. He entered the rev- 
olutionary army at the age of sixteen years. 
He was a very prosperous farmer; for many 



years a justice of the peace — the local 'squire. 
He lived several years at Pittsfield, New 
Hampshire, and about 1802 moved to Deer- 
field, New Hampshire, where he lived the rest 
of his days and died January 23, 1843. He 
married, in 1783, Sarah Lane, of Poplin, New 
Hampshire, born May 16, 1758, died April 25, 
1845. Children: i. Sally, born May 21, 
1784; died December 17, 1802. 2. Betsey, 
born June 29, 1786, died December 29, 1826; 
married Hon. John Chadwick, sheriff, etc. 3. 
Josiah, born March 10, 1788, mentioned be- 
low. 4. Ruth, born November 6, 1789, mar- 
ried, December 13, 18 10, Hon. Dudley Freese, 
Judge of the C. C. P. 5. John, born October 
2^y 1 791, died 1793. 6. John, born October 
28, 1793. 7- Samuel, born April 10, 1795. 
8. Mary, born January i, 1797, married, De- 
cember, 1818, Jonathan Goodhue. 9. Abigail, 
born November 20, 1798, died December 2, 
1814. 10. Joshua, born- January 3, 1801. 11. 
William, born August 5, 1803. 12. Sally, 
born March 21. 1805, married, April 5. 1825, 
David Lamprey. 13. Bryant, born January 
22, 1807, justice of the peace; merchant and 
farmer at Deerfield, New Hampshire: mar- 
ried. January i, 1834, Sally G. Vesey, of Deer- 

(VH) Josiah Stearns, son of John Stearns 
(6), was born March 10, 1788. He married 
three times, and was blessed with a family of 
twenty-two children. He died September 15, 
1857. He married first, August 22, 181 1, 
Jane Thompson, of Deerfield, New Hamp- 
shire, born July 18, 1791, had ten children, and 
died June 11. 1822; he married second, Sep- 
tember 4, 1822, Mrs. Susan (Sawyer) Cross, 
born June 19, 1828, who bore him five chil- 
dren, and died May 14, 1828; he married 
third, July 8, 1828, Nancy Brown, of And- 
over, New Hampshire. March 23, 1795. She 
died July 28. 1853. Children of Josiah and 
Jane Stearns: i. Hannah, born April 14, 
1812: died October 15, 1812. 2. Infant, born 
May 19. 1813. died May 20, 1813. 3. Infant, 
born and died February 12, 1814. 4. Abigail, 
born December 17, 1814, married. January 23, 
1839, Jeremiah E. Hurd. 5. William, born 
January 16, 1816. 6. John, born April 10, 
1817, died December 18, 1843. 7- Infant, 
born and died June 10, i8i8. 8. Hannah, 
born May 5, 1819; married. October 14, 1841, 
Chase Sanborn. 9. Samuel, born December 
8. 1820, mentioned below. 10. Infant, born 
and died June i, 1822. Children of Josiah and 
Susan Stearns: it. Infant, born and died 
June. 1823. 12. Infant, born and died No- 

vember 18, 1824. 13. Lydia Jane, born No- 
vember 23, 1825; married, November 24. 
1847, Daniel S. Peaslee. 14. James C, born 
January 23, 1827, married, January 24, 1850, 
Emily Bowen; second, October 11, 1853. 
Eunice S. Richards. 15. Infant, born and 
died May, 1828. Children of Josiah and 
Nancy Stearns: 16. Susan, born November 
I, 1829; married, December 31, 1850, Seth 
Goodhue. 17. Josiah Lane, born March 19, 
1831. 18. Nancy, born February 4, 1832; 
died January 17, 1833. 19. Minot, bom Feb- 
ruary 7, 1833. 20. Sarah E., born April 11, 
1834, died January 6, 1835. 21. Tiras, born 
June 19, 1835; private in Company D, One 
hundred and twelfth Regiment, Illinois Vol- 
unteers; shot in battle October 23, 1863. 22. 
Pluma F., born August 15, 1836; married, 
September 7, 1859, Joshua Holland. 

(\"III) Samuel Stearns, son of Josiah 
Stearns (7), was born at Wilmot, New 
Hampshire. December 8, 1820. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of his native town 
and learned the trade of carpenter. In March. 
1847, he made his home in Lawrence, Massa- 
chusetts, and was employed at his trade in 
building the mills there. He worked on the 
Bay State Mill, now the Washington. He 
was employed at the piano works, now the 
Arlington Mills. Mr. Stearns helped to in- 
stall the fire alarm system in Lawrence, as 
foreman for Stevens, the contractor, and for 
twenty-two years kept the system in repair 
as assistant for O. K. Currier, superintendent 
of the fire alarm system. Mr. Stearns re- 
sided from April 8, 1847, ""til his death. Feb- 
ruary 6, 1908, in his home, 393 Broadway, 
which he built for himself, and which was one 
of the first dwelling houses erected in the city. 
Eight days after the frame was raised he 
moved into the house. He was a successful 
carpenter and builder. He was an indefatiga- 
ble collector of antiquities, Indian relics, and 
natural history of specimens, and his home is 
a veritable museum of great interest to the 
student of history. He was well known to 
all residents of the city, the oldest as well as 
the young, and universally respected. In pol- 
itics he was a Republican ; in religion a Bap- 
tist. He married. April 15. 1846, Lois B. 
Langlcy, who was born June 23, 1821, and 
died in 1904. Children, born in Lawrence: i. 
Ardella L.. born December 29, 185 1, died Feb- 
ruary 25, 1852. 2. Ardella L., born May 9. 
1853: married. May 9. 1872, Charles F. Pack- 
ard, born August 12, 1844: children: i. 
Charles A. Packard, born February 17, 1873. 



an electrician; ii, Alice M. Packard, born 
October 4, 1875, teacher; iii. Austin S. Pack- 
ard, born May 30, 1890. 3. LeRoy S., born 
January 25, i860, married, December 13, 
1882, Sarah A. McMahon, who was born July 
31, 1861 ; children: i. Infant, born and died 
July 21, 1883; ii. William L., born August 17, 
1884, died July 29, 1907. iii. Lois J., born 
January 10, 1887; iv. Reginald S., born Aug- 
ust 5, 1890; V. Marion Armstrong, born De- 
cember 25, 1896. 

Martin Burns, whose death 
BURNS occurred in Lawrence, Massa- 
chusetts, May 8, 1904, after a 
long life of activity and usefulness, was born 
in Wexford, Ireland, about the year 181 1, 
son of Philip Burns, a native of Ireland, 
where he spent his entire Hfe, devoting his 
attention to agricultural pursuits. 

Martin Burns was reared to manhood in his 
native land, receiving his education in the 
schools adjacent to his home. His father then 
sent him to London, England, in order to 
learn the trade of cooper, but he only served 
five out of his seven years' apprenticeship. 
In 1849 ^^ came to the United States and lo- 
cated at Lowell, Massachusetts, where he was 
employed for some time by a flour and feed 
dealer. WTiile a resident of that city his mar- 
riage occurred, and shortly afterward he and 
his wife moved to New York City where he 
vas employed as a laborer, driving a team. In 
1858, after seven years residence in New 
^'orlc city, they located in Lawrence, Massa- 
chusetts, where the remainder of his life was 
spent and where his widow still resides. Mr. 
Bums was first employed in the Bay State 
niills as a wool washer ; from there he went to 
Arlington mills, where he was employed for 
twenty-one years in the same capacity, after 
which he retired from active business life. 
Mrs. Burns, being an energetic and ambitious 
woman, and not content with the income from 
her husband's labor," purchased a small dry 
goods store on Park street and installed there- 
in her daughters as clerks. As the business 
prospered the stock was enlarged, a millinery 
department was added and other improve- 
ments made, which added greatly to the 
appearance of the store, making it one of the 
most attractive establishments in that section 
of the city. Finally Mrs. Burns retired, turn- 
ing over the management of the store to her 
daughters, and in the comforts of her home, 
at 333 Haverhill street, she is enjoying the 
rest she has so justly earned, respected and 

admired by all who have the honor of her ac- 
quaintance. Mr. Burns was a member of St. 
Mary's Roman Catholic Church, of which his 
wife and children are also members. He was 
a Democrat in politics, 

Mr. Burns married, in 1852, Catherine Fitz- 
patrick, born at Charlestown, Prince Edward 
Island, daughter of William and Mary (Cos- 
tin) Fitzpatrick. William Fitzpatrick was 
born in Ireland and died in San Francisco, 
California, whither he had gone to live with 
his sons. His wife was born in Prince Ed- 
ward Island, died in Boston, Massachusetts, 
and her remains were interred in the ceme- 
tery at Dorchester, Massachusetts. Children 
of Mr. and Mrs. Burns: John P., deceased; 
Mary J., deceased; Felix; Margaret A.; 
Martha, deceased ; William H, ; James, de- 
ceased ; Arthur, deceased ; Charles S., de- 
ceased; Catherine; Annie; Frank; Gertrude, 
deceased ; Alice, deceased. 

The immigrant ancestor of 
LOTHROP the Lothrop family of the 

line here considered was a 
descendant of the Eriglish family of Lowth- 
rop, Lothrop or Lathrop, the name being de- 
rived from Lowthrope, a small parish in the 
wapentake of Dickering, east riding of York- 
shire, four and one half miles northeast from 
Great Driffield, and a perpetual curacy in the 
archdeaconry of York. The church there was 
an ancient institution, said fo have been built 
about the time of Edward III, although there 
has been no institution to it since 1579. 

In this part of Yorkshire in old England 
dwelt the ancestor of him who founded a 
considerable branch of the Lothrop family of 
New England, and who is the first mentioned 
in this country in the Salem records: "At a 
meeting of the 7 men on the nth day of the 
loth month 1643. Marke Lothrop is receaved 
an inhabitant, and hath a request for some 
ground neer to his kinsman, Thos. Lothrop. 
At a meeting of the selectmen, the 17th 3rd mo. 
1652, granted to Hugh Woodberrie. Marke 
Lothrop and Thomas Priton a spot of medoe, 
lying between Benjamin Felton's medoe and 
the Great Swamp, near Wenham, to be equally 
divided between them." 

Thus it was that Mark Lothrop (i) was 
in Salem as early as 1643. In 1656 he was 
in Bridgcwater, Massachusetts, and one of the 
proprietors of that town. In 1657 he took 
the oath of fidelity, in 1658 was elected con- 
stable, and for about twenty-five years after- 
ward held a prominent place in the aflfairs of 



the town and of the church. He served as 
trial juror, grand juror, surveyor of highways, 
and was one of the committee appointed "to 
lay out all the waies requisett in the township 
of Bridgewater." He died October 25, 1685, 
and his son Samuel was appointed to adminis- 
ter the estate, which inventoried 253 pounds 
one shilling, and was divided among his four 
children — Elizabeth, Samuel, Mark and Ed- 

(H) Samuel Lothrop, son of Mark, was 
born before 1660, and made his will in 1724, 
in which he mentions himself as **being old." 
In March, 1675, the constables of Bridgewater 
were fined two pounds "for pressing Samuell 
Laythorpe illegally, and hee being a man unfit 
to goe forth on the service." He married 
Sarah Downer, and their children were 
"daughter Mary, wife of Joseph Keith, sons 
Samuel, Mark and John,daughter Sarah, wife 
of Solomon Packard, and sons Joseph and Ed- 

(HI) Mark Lothrop, son of Samuel and 
Sarah (Downer) Lothrop, was born in 
Bridgewater, Massachusetts, September 9, 
1689. He settled on land in Easton which had 
been conveyed to him by his father, and was 
one of the proprietors of that town at the time 
of its incorporation. He was active in public 
affairs, served as selectman four years, and 
was prominently connected with the founding 
of the first church there. March 29, 1722, he 
married Hannah Alden, born February i, 
1696, died 1777, daughter of Deacon Joseph 
Alden, of Bridgewater, and granddaughter of 
John Alden of Duxbury. Children of Mark 
and Hannah (Alden) Lothrop: i. Jonathan, 
born March 11, 1722-23, died 1771 ; married, 
April 13, 1746, Susannah Johnson, born 1723; 
was deacon in the church, and prominent in 
town aflFairs. 2. Joseph, born March 23, 
1725; see forward. 3. Seth, born July 7, 
1729, died November 10, 181 5; married first, 
September 11, 1755, Martha, daughter of 
Thomas Conant; second, May 30, 1762, Mar- 
tha, daughter of Benjamin and Priscilla Kin- 
sley; third, Hannah Smith, who died in 1805. 
Seth Lothrop was constable, surveyor of high- 
ways, selectman and tythingman ; in 1772, en- 
sign in Captain Mitchell's company. 

(IV) Joseph Lothrop, son of Mark and 
Hannah (Alden) Lothrop, born March 23, 
1725, died May 10, 1809. He married, Octo- 
ber 24, 1746, Content, daughter of Jonathan 
and Margaret (Packard) Washburn. She 
was born 1724, and died March 26, 1807. 
Children: i. Hannah, baptized November 

22, 1747; married, February 10, 177 
ander Keith, born Februar}' 7, 1745. 
baptized October 30, 1748, died Marc 
married, November 19, 1778, Rebecc; 
of Pembrooke; was a soldier of the 
tion, and received a pension. 3. 
baptized February 17, 1750; died si 
Jay, Maine. 4. Mehitable, baptized Ai 
1752; married, Daniel Howard; lived 
throp, Maine. 5. Joseph, born in 17c 
ried, December 6, 1781, Martha Pac 
Easton; removed to Maine about i? 
died there. He was a revolutionar> 
and pensioner. 6. Rebecca, baptized 
1759; married, March 19, 1786, I 
Hay ward, his, second wife; removed t( 
7. Jacob, born about 1762; marrie( 
Sarah Snow ; removed to Maine. ? 
baptized October 26, 1766. 9. Zenas, 
October 26, 1766; married, 1788, Sal 
er; removed to Maine. 

(V) Zenas Lothrop, youngest cl 
Joseph and Content (Washburn) 1 
was born in Easton, Massachusetts, 
there, and when a young man went dc 
the province of Maine, where severa 
of his father's family had gone. He 
for many years for General Knox in ". 
ton and in that vicinity. He marrie 
there, and afterward settled on a \ 
Appleton, where he made lime casks 
nection with farming. He lived to at 
age of about ninety- four years, and 
Appleton or LTnion. By his wife Salh 
he had several children, among therr 
who married Major Bills and had c 
Abner. Sanford, Otis, Nelson anc 
Bills ; Angelica, who married and 
to Ohio ; John, who spent his 
Maine, and whose children were 
Nathaniel, Benjamin, John, Angeli 
Mary ; Green, of whom little is now 
Zenas, who married and had children 
them Alin, Lorenzo and Arvilla; Ho 
bricklayer by trade, and- who never r 
and Isaac. 

(VI) Isaac Lothrop, youngest of t 
dren of Zenas and Sally (Tower) I 
born in Appleton, Maine, about 1812, 
Dover, New Hampshire, in i860. H« 
farmer and lime burner, and had ju 
from his home in Maine to Dovei 
Hampshire, to prepare for the remova 
family to that place when he was strict 
smallpox and died aged forty-eight yea 
wife was Sally (or Sarah) Webster, d 
of Henry Webster, a native of New 



sbire then settled in Maine. Isaac Lothrop 
and wife had children, all born in Apple- 
ton, Maine: i. Lucinda, born in 1833; mar- 
ried Daniel Watson. 2. Llewellyn Day, born 
^larch 21, 1836; now living in Gloucester, 
^Massachusetts. 3. Mary Louisa, married 
twice. 4. Sarah, married John Garland. 5. 
Bertha, married a Mr. Hubbard. 6. Martha 
Ellen, died at the age of about twenty-one 

( VII ) Llewxllyn Day Lothrop, only son and 
second child of Isaac and Sally (Webster) 
Lothrop. was born in Appleton, Maine, March 
21, 1836. and for something like half a century 
has lived chiefly in Gloucester, Massachusetts, 
vhere for many years he has been actively 
and closely identified with the business life 
and history of that city. When fifteen years 
old he went fishing from Rockland, Maine, 
and after his removal to Gloucester, in 1857, 
lie fished for various firms of that port until 
he entered the service during the civil war. 
He enlisted at Dover, New Hampshire, in 
Company F, Thirteenth New Hampshire 
Volunteer Infantry, served a year and a half 
vith that command, and in May, 1864, was 
transferred to the naval arm of the service, 
vhere he remained until mustered out, Sep- 
tember 19. 1865. He was in Fort Fisher when 
it was blown up, but escaped injury. 

Returning from the army, Mr. Lothrop vis- 
ited for a time at the home of his mother in 
Dover, then went back to Gloucester and en- 
gaged in fishing until 1867. The years he 
spent on the fishing boats and the experience 
he gained there served a useful purpose and 
suggested to Mr. Lothrop*s mind some very 
valuable ideas in connection with that pursuit, 
and led to his invention of a fishing swivel 

I^or using more than a single hook on a line. 
This he caused to be patented and the device 
immediately came into general use among 
fishermen, much to his profit and advantage. 
Later on he invented several other practical de- 
vices, but the greatest of all of his inventions 
f >s that known the world over as " Lothrop' s 
1 Mechanical Fog Horn," a safety device which 
i> in general use on sailing vessels throughout 
fte world. In 1880 Mr. Lothrop started a 
general ship chandler's business in Gloucester, 
where an extensive trade has been carried on 
for more than twenty-five years. One article 
in his stock is the fish hook, made largely after 
patterns designed by himself, and supplied 
from factories in England as well as in this 
country ; and it is a fact that his establishment 
in Gloucester has the largest trade in deep sea 

fishing hooks of any house in the world. All 
of this gratifying condition of things Mr. 
Lothrop has built up for himself, and from a 
very small beginning so far as starting capital 
is concerned. While in the army he always 
helped his widowed mother to maintain her- 
self in comfort. His efforts in business life 
have been abundantly successful, and he has 
deserved all of the success he has achieved. 
He is very fond of the pleasures of travel 
and indulges frequently in trips to the far 
west and south, and also into Mexico; and 
that he may gratify himself in this respect as 
fancy dictates he keeps free so far as possible 
from business engagements. For the last two 
years he has been a director of the Gloucester 
Co-operative Bank. In politics he is a Repub- 

In October, 1867, Mr. Lothrop married 
Ervilla E. Bowley, a native of Union, Maine, 
daughter of Washington Bowley. Mrs. Lothrop 
died in 1880, having borne her husband four 
children: 1-2. Mary Ellen and Bertha May 
(twins), both died: one died at age of four 
months. 3. Frank, born March 21, 1872, mar- 
ried Ada Clark, of Gloucester. Frank Lothrop 
is the active head of the business founded by 
his father. 4. Leon D. Lothrop. 

Pool. Poole and Pole are merely 
POOL variations of the same family 

name which in England has been 
known since the time of the Conqueror, 
1066. The name is claimed to be of Teutonic 
origin, while the family is believed to have 
sprung from Norman stock. In his deriva- 
tion of family names Arthur says that Poole 
conies from **a small collection of water in a 
hollow place, supplied by a spring; a small 
lake. John at the Pool became John Pool." 
There is a town of Pool in Devonshire. Eng- 
land. Taunton, England, w-hence came the 
ancestor of the Pool family proposed to be 
considered in this place, is in Somersetshire, 
next to Devonshire and Cornwall the most 
southwestern of all of the counties of Eng- 
land. It is distant from London in a direct 
line, which runs a little south of west, one 
hundred and forty-six miles; about fifteen 
miles from Bristol channel on the north, and 
about thirty miles from the English channel 
on the south. The principal occupation of the 
inhabitants of the vale of Taunton is agri- 
culture. There are large farmers and small 
farmers, market gardeners who send the fruits 
of their labors to Exeter and Bristol and even 
to London, very numerous shepherds, and 



herdsmen. In the sixteenth and seventeenth 
centuries Taunton was famous for its serges 
and hght woolen stuffs, which were worn all 
over the kingdom. In the early part of the 
eighteenth century 8,500 persons were em- 
ployed making cloths in the town. Taunton 
has a long, honorable and diversified history; 
its authentic annals go back to the Saxon 
kings, and it has remains which show that it 
was known to the Romans and held in esteem 
by them. 

The emigration of the Pooles and Pools from 
Devonshire and Somersetshire in England to 
New England began in 1630, ten years after the 
historic Pilgrim landing, and was continued at 
intervals until about the closing years of the 
seventeenth century. So far as records extant 
tend to show one of the first of the name in 
this country was William Poole, of Taunton, 
England, and Taunton, Massachusetts, and 
whose name and family always have been 
associated with the name and family of John 
Pool, of Beverly and Sandy Bay, Cape Ann. 
That such relationship existed in fact there 
can be little doubt, and although the theory 
is not susceptible of proof there is neverthe- 
less ground for the belief that William of 
Taunton and Dorchester may have been an 
uncle of John Pool, of Beverly and Sandy 
Bay ; and in view of this supposition a brief 
notice of William Poole will not be out of 
place in this connection. 

Captain William Poole and family came 
from England and settled in New England 
in 1637, at the first settlement of that place. 
He was a brother of that most worthy woman, 
Elizabeth Poole, who also came from Taun- 
ton, and had large possessions in New Eng- 
land ; "a gentlewoman, an ancient maid,'* as 
Winthrop has called her, who began the plan- 
tation at Taunton in 1637, and whose mem- 
ory as a benefactress is still warmly cherished 
in that place. The wffe of Rev. Nicholas 
Street, one of the first ministers of Taunton, 
also was a sister of Cai)tain Poole. After 
many years residence in Taunton Captain 
Poole removed to Dorchester, where he was 
town clerk for a long time, taught school, and 
(lied there February 24, 1674. Elizabeth, his 
sister, died May 21, 1654. She was a native 
of Taunton, England, of good family, many 
friends, good prospects, all of which she left 
to enjoy the religion of her conscience in a 
distant wilderness; but she became a great 
])roprietor of the new Taunton, a chief pro- 
moter of its settlement and incorporation, 
"and having enjoyed the opportunity of her 

virgin state in piety, liberality and sanct 
manners" she died. 

(I) According to family tradition s< 
verified and understood as hardly to adi 
doubt, John Pool, of Beverly and Sand) 
was born in Taunton, England, about 
and in Beverly, where he lived several 
he was a carpenter by trade. He was in 
tain Williams's company from Beverly 
expedition to Canada, 1690, under Sir 
Ham Phipps. While living in Bever 
worked at his trade with Richard Woo( 
who died November 20, 1690, on his 1 
from the expedition just mentioned, an« 
buried in Boston. He left a widow, wl 
came the wife of John Pool. Her n 
name was Sarah Haskell and she v 
daughter of Roger Haskell of Beverl} 
1700 John Pool removed from Bevei 
Sandy Bay, that part of Gloucester now ' 
port, and in April that year bought of 
Emerson Jr. "a certain farme messuag 
a place commonly called "ye Cape" fo 
pounds. John Pool found one fami 
Sandy Bay on his removal there, that of 
ard Tarr, who had settled there only a 
time before. Unquestionable evidence 
to show that John Pool was a man of 
industry and enterprise. He is said to 
furnished the builders of long wharf in 
ton, in 17 10, with a large quantity of ti 
which was shipped there in a sloop bu 
himself. He became possessed of a 
])roperty in lands, about three hundrec 
forty- four acres, besides wood lots and t 
lot, from which he gave to each of his s 
good, sufficient farm. He was careful tc 
vide a good education for his childrer 
even sent one of his sons to Beverly to « 
school that he might be qualified to teac 
brothers and sisters. John Pool died M< 
1727, leaving an estate of 2832 pounds 
divided among his widow and nine chi 
He brought to his new home by the s( 
first wife and five of their children, to y 
were added two others (sons) born at J 
Bay. Sarah Haskell Woodbury, the first 
of John Pool, died November 13, 17 16 
he married, second, Deborah Dodge, whc 
without children. He married, third, '. 
bcth Holmes, who died childless, and ma 
fourth, Abigail Ballard, who bore hin 
children. He had nine children: i. 
than, born 1694, died 1776; married, Ja 
4, 1722, Hannah Burnham, of Ipswich 
several children, four of whom died in i; 
**a throat distemper" which at that tim^ 



t at Sandy Bay with distressing fatali- 

Miriam, born 1695, 3. Robert, born 

larried, January i, 1724, Anna Sar- 

)f their six children born at Sandy 

ee died within a month in 1736. He 

1 to Boston about 1745, from thence 

Gloucester "in his old age," and from 

Maine, where he died. 4. Ebenezer, 

luary i, 1699, died of smallpox, 1779; 

, January 30, 1724, Elizabeth Nor- 

lad ten children, one was father of 

Pool, who w^as killed at the battle of 

Hill. 5. Joshua, born 1700; lost his 

5heepscott, Maine, June 2^, 1729, by 

verboard from a boat in which he and 

Tarr were weighing anchor. They 

ard calling for help, but before they 

reached both were drowned. Decem- 

725, Joshua Pool married Deliverance 

5, and had children, several of whom 
ng. Joshua, eldest son, was lost from 
t "Tempest," and Mark, born after 
?rs death, was a soldier of the French 
id of the revolution, and fought at 
Hill as a lieutenant of Captain Rowe's 
^ In 1778 he joined the army under 
John Sullivan with a volunteer com- 
ised by himself, and was engaged in 
)n near Newport, August 29, 1778. 
le war he was major of militia. He 
bruary 11, 1815, aged seventy-six 

6. Caleb, born November 21, 1701, 
y 17, 1779, (see post). 7. John, born 
, 1703, died July 13, 1767; married, 

29, 1729, Jemima El well. Of their 
ildren, four died in 1738. 8. Return, 
ril 22, 1722; went with his brother to 
supposed to have died there without 
L Abigail, born March 9, 1725. 
3aleb Pool, son of John and Sarah 
(Woodbury) Pool, the first child of 
\ Pool bom on Cape Ann, later became 
le most prominent men at Sandy Bay. 
s land he gave the plot on which the 
vas built, and he was a deacon of the 
[lany years. He married, first, March 
, Martha Boreman, of Ipswich, who 
1760; second, Sarah Howe, of Line- 
irish, Ipswich. She died in 1779, of 
:, the disease which caused the death 
lusband during the same year. For 
wife, Caleb Pool married Elizabeth, 
his second wife. His children: i. 
Drn June 2T, 1728, died March 21. 
. Caleb, born August 30, 1730, died 
J 1734- 3- Josiah, born August 4, 
,*d March 11, 1738. 4. Martha, born 

July 7, 1834, died March 5, 1838. 5. Anna, 
baptized 1737, died March 9, 1738. 6. Lucy, 
born March, 1739, died July 23, 1808. 7. 
Martha, born 1741, died 1821. 8. Caleb, 
born 1742, died 1815; married first, Lucy 
Haskell, and twice afterward; had several 
children, one, Caleb, was one, says Babson's 
''Gloucester," "wdiose religious experience 
places him among those who have been 
'blasted with the excess of light.' " 9. John, 
born 1745; no further account. 10. Nancy, 
born 1750. II. Abraham, by second mar- 
riage, born October 5, 1765, died February 
I, 1841 (see post), 

(III) Deacon Abraham Pool, youngest child 
of Caleb Pool, born at Sandy Bay, October 5, 
J7^5» ^ied there February i, 1841. For thirty- 
four years he was deacon of the church of 
which his father had been deacon before him, 
and while he was a very devout man he did 
not lack in either physical or moral courage. 
He served as a privatecrsman on the **Gen. 
Stark," and when that ship was taken by the 
enemy he was carried to Halifax with Cap- 
tain Coos and a number of others. While 
confined ici a prison ship one of the crew of 
the Stark escaped and swam from the prison 
ship, took a yawlboat from its moorings, 
brought it under the bow of the vessel in 
which the men were held and succeeded in 
getting seven of them into her without being 
observed. They then put out to sezi, and after 
about fourteen days arrived at Cape Ann, 
.\braham Pool, who was one of the number, 
being landed on Flat Point. December i, 
1785, Deacon Pool married Mary, daughter 
of Caleb Lufkin, of west parish, Gloucester, 
and a soldier of the revolution. She was born 
May 27, 1766, and died October 6, 1855. Chil- 
dren: I. Josiah, born February 24, 1787, 
died August 7, 1813. 2. Abraham Howe, 
born August 26, 1789, died May 4, i860. 3. 
Sally Howe, born July i, 1791. 4. Maria, 
born July 23, 1793, died October 3, 1869. 

5. William, born March 16, 1796. (see post). 

6. Sophia, born April 9, 1798, died September 
23, 1839. 7. Joshua, born October 3, 1800, 
died November 23, 1820. 8. Thankful, born 
February 20, 1803, died April 4, 1804. 9. 
Lois, born April 20, 1807, died March 31, 

(IV) Colonel William Pool, third son and 
fifth child of Deacon Abraham and Mary 
(Lufkin) Pool, born in Gloucester. March 16, 
1796, died in Rockport. November 3, 1871. 
When a boy he had only such opportunities 
to gain an education as was aflForded in the 



country schools in the town in which his 
father Hved. but when he came of age he set 
out to acquire a thorough knowledge of ship 
navigation and also of land surveying. To 
this end he secured the services of an English 
gentleman, a mathematician of considerable 
note, and look lessons of him, at the same 
time giving all of his spare time to study until 
he mastered those subjects. He learned then 
the system of surveys which he ever afterward 
used with remarkable success, and also pro- 
vided himself with instruments which at the 
present lime might seem crude and insufficient, 
but which served him a useful purpose; and 
with them he surveyed perhaps as many tracts 
and parcels of land as any other man of his 
profession on Cape Ann, and it is a matter of 
history thai very few indeed were the surveys 
established by him which aflerward were 
found to be at fault by the modern instru- 
ments of civil engineers. Colonel Pool did 
some fishing and a little navigation, but his 
chief occuj)ation was land surveying. He per- 
formed some local service in the war of 1812 
in the company commanded by Captain 
Charles Tarr, and for which he received a 
government land warrant. He was for two 
terms (1850-56) one of the special county 
commissioners for Essex countv. While a 
young man he was elected colonel of the Sec- 
ond Regiment. First Brigade, Second Divi- 
sion, Massachusetts militia. In later years he 
made himself useful in teaching school, and 
as clerk of the new town of Rockport from 
the time of ils incorporation in 1840 until a 
short time before his death, and then was 
succeeded by his son, Calvin William Pool. 
March 21, 1822, Colonel Pool married Sophia, 
daughter of Jabez Tarr and Peggy Somes. 
Tabez Tarr was a soldier of the revolution and 
fought at Bunker Hill. His father, Benjamin 
Tarr. also was in the service as second lieu- 
tenant in Captain Joseph Whipple's company, 
in the coast defense at Cape Ann. Sophia 
Tarr Pool died February 14, 1867. Children: 
T. Henrietta, born September 8, 1822; mar- 
ried Thomas T. Tufts, his second wife; one 
child, Mary C, now wife of Wilmot R. Grif- 
fin. 2. William Heath, born March 2"^, 1825, 
diecl August 22, 1825. 3. Irving, born May 
20, 1827. (lied Aj)ril 11, 1828. 4. Wellington, 
born July 5, 1831. At the age of twelve he 
was bound out in Wenham to learn the trade 
of shoemaking. and having served his time 
worked a few years as journeyman, first in 
Wenham and afterward in a large factory in 
P>everlv. Mr. Pool is a well educated man, 

a close and careful reader and a recognized 
authority on important questions of history 
and genealogy. For many years he has lived 
in Wenham, where he learned his trade, and 
he was town clerk of that town about thirty- 
six years, until his retirement from office in 
1906. He represented the town in the state 
legislature in 18 — . Mr. Pool never married. 
5. Calvin William, born May 29, 1834, (see 
post). 6. Sophia Atwood, born September 
28, 1838; married Alonzo Wheeler, of Annis- 
cjuam ; lives in Los Angeles, California. She 
graduated from the State Normal School at 
Westfield, Massachusetts, and afterwards 
taught school in Rockport, being principal of 
the high school there during several years. 
After marriage she went with her husband 
to San Francisco, thence to Oakland, thence 
to San Catalina Island, and afterward to Los 
Angeles, where Mr. Wheeler died, leaving two 
daughters — Geneva Russell and Annie Law- 
rence W^heeler. 

(\') Calvin William Pool, fifth child and 
youngest son of Colonel William and Sophia 
( Tarr) Pool, was born in the part of the town 
of Gloucester which is now Rockport, May 29, 
1834, and has spent nearly his entire life in 
the locality where his ancestors before him 
lived for more than two hundred years; and 
like them in each succeeding generation from 
the time of John Pool, of Sandy Bay, he too 
has been conspicuously identified in many im- 
portant ways with the best history of the lo- 
cality now known as Rockport. As a boy 
he was sent to the town school, but he left his 
books when quite young and went to work in 
the cotton mill, which at one time was the 
j)rincipal industry of the town. This step Mr. 
I*ool has since regarded as a mistake in his 
young life, and always has felt that the two 
years spent in the mill might better have beea 
devotecl to his books. Later on, however, he 
recovered the lost ground by attending private 
school, then took one term at Phillips Andover 
Academy under Professor Eaton, and finished 
his literary education with a two years* course 
at the Massachusetts State Normal School in 
Westfield, where he graduated in i860. He 
then began teaching in the Broadway grammar 
school in Rockj)ort, and was there until the 
close of the year's session in June, 1862. In 
the same vear, under the call of President 
Lincoln for 300,000 volunteers, the quota of 
Rockport was twenty-nine men, and under 
that call Professor Pool enlisted and induced 
other young men iii the town to follow his 
example. Soon afterward he was appointed 



selectmen and war committee to take 
of the recruiting station in Rockport, 
vas largely through his efforts that the 
quota was raised in a comparatively 
ime. The date of his enlistment was 
), 1862, and on the organization of 
ly F, Thirty-fifth Massachusetts Vol- 
In fan try, he was appointed sergeant, 
mpany was mustered into service Aug- 
it once left for the front, and August 
: part in the famous charge at South 
lin, the regiment then being attached 
>4inth Army Corps. February 4, 1863, 
it Pool was discharged for disabilities, 

until after the battle of Antietam, in 
his company took part. After his dis- 
he returned to his home in Rockport, 
on afterward at the request of the 
committee took charge of the public 
at Pigeon Cove, where he taught a little 
lan one year, and in the summer vaca- 

found work in the mill. While there 
red the naval service, August 29, 1864, 
I year, as steward's clerk on board the 
r "Mahopac," under Rear Admiral 
The monitor was in service on the 
river in Virginia, and afterward joined 
movement against Fort Fisher, in cou- 
rt with the land forces. In January, 
he "Mahopac" took part in the second 
on Fort Fisher, which resulted in the 
ill of that confederate stronghold, and 
er was on* blockade duty until after the 
Charleston, South Carolina. 
fune 2, 1865, Mr. Pool was mustered 

service, then returned to Rockport, 

school there two or three years, and 
X)k up land surveying and civil en- 
ng, his present principal occupation. 
5 he was elected town clerk of Rock- 
ucceeding his father, and he has been 
ly re-elected to the present time. He 
3 served several years as a member of 
ool committee and of the town auditing 
lee. He unquestionably is one of the 
formed men in the town of Rockport 
one capacity and another has officiated 
y public gathering and social function 
iblic character which has taken place in 
vn within the last more than quarter 
*ntury. He is perfectly familiar with 
;tory of Rockport and of the Sandy 
gion which antedated the inco^oration 
town. He has delivered many public 
>es on historical and other subjects, 
ken a prominent part in the several 
d receptions tendered naval officers of 

warships while the government fleet has been 
in the harbor at Rockport, and he is widely 
acquainted with naval and military officers 
of distinction, with noted educators in New 
England and with public men in general 
throughout Massachusetts. 

Calvin William Pool married, July 10, 1870, 
Ellen Elizabeth, daughter of Asa and Betsey 
(Gott) Tarr, and granddaughter of Captain 
Charles Tarr, who was commander of a com- 
pany at the time of the British attack on the 
old fort built by the inhabitants of that part 
of the town. Children of Calvin William and 
Ellen Elizabeth (Tarr) Pool: i. William At- 
wood, born July 23, 1871 : married, April 14, 
1896, Grace Saunders; children: Edna Ellen, 
Bessie Grace, Marion Hathaway and Calvin 
Welington Pool. 2. Bessie Grace, born Jan- 
uary 27, 1873, died September 24, 1879. 3. 
Mary Mangan, born August 17, 1874; married 
George Mills, children: Edith Gertrude, 
Helen Elizabeth and William Pool Mills. 4. 
Helen Bennett, born September 21, 1876. 

Edmund Johnson, the im- 
JOHNSON migrant ancestor, and his 

wife Mary were born in 
England. They settled as early as 1639 in 
Hampton, New Hampshire, and in June of 
the year following received from the town a 
house lot and some other tracts of land there. 
In 1646 he received three shares of the cow 
common. His house lot included the home- 
stead of the late John Johnson, and extended 
to the Academy road, taking in the southern 
part of John A. Nudd's field, the house lot of 
Nathaniel Johnson, and the cemetery near it. 
Besides this was a small grant on the other 
side of the road "about thirty rods," which his 
house occupied in the meeting house green. 
His home lot was given to his sons Peter and 
James, the latter having the eastern section, 
and descended to the late John Johnson in the 
direct line. James Johnson's house stood a 
few rods south of the one now on that lot. 
Edmund died March 10, 165 1, and his widow 
married second, Thomas Coleman. Children: 
I. Peter, baptized at Winnacunnet early in 
1639: probably born there, and if so the first 
white child born in Hampton, New Hamp- 
shire, though that honor is claimed for Abra- 
ham Perkins ; married Ruth Moulton ; was 
drowned with James Philbrick, November 16. 
1674. 2. John, baptized May 16, 1641 : prob- 
ably died young. 3. James, born about 1643 ; 
mentioned below. 4. Dorcas. 

(H) James Johnson, son of Edmund John- 



son (i), was born about 1643, at Hampton, 
New Hampshire. He was a millwright by 
trade. He married, March 26, 1675, Sarah 
Daniels. His home was on the easterly end 
of his father's homestead, mentioned above, 
but he also lived for several years in Maine. 
It is said he learned his trade of Henry Say- 
ward, in Hampton, and removed with him to 
York as one of his journeymen. In 1669 he 
is described as of York in a grant of land to 
him and Henry Sayward and Thomas Patty. 
Before December 23. 1640, however, he was 
again in Hampton, where he bought various 
parcels of land from time to time, and died 
there June 16, 1715. His widow died in Jan- 
uary, 1 7 18. His son Samuel received his Kit- 
tery lands, while his other property in Hamp- 
ton was divided among the other children. 
Children: i. James, born February 4, 1677; 
mentioned below. 2. Samuel, born August 
18, 1678; settled in Kittery ; married Eliza- 
beth Haskins. 3. John, born 1679; died Jan- 
uary 6, 1680. 4. Dorcas, born June 16, 1681. 
5. Hannah, married Joseph Shaw. 6. John, 
born July 16, 1687; died young. 7. Mary, 
born November 4, 1688; married Edward 
Shaw. 8. Benjamin, born November 22, 
1691 ; settled on the David Knowles place. 9. 
John, born October 2^. 1694. 

(HI) James Johnson, son of James John- 
son (2), born in Hampton, New Hampshire, 
February 4, 1677, died November 6, 1752. He 
settled on part of his father's homestead. He 
married, November 10, 1698, Elizabeth, 
daughter of John Mason. Children, born at 
Hampton: i. Dorcas, born December 19, 
1699: married Nathan Philbrick. 2. Benja- 
min, married Bethia Marston. 3. Jonathan, 
born May 6, 1706: died December 25, 1752, 
unmarried. 4. Joseph, born March 9, 1709; 
mentioned below. 5. James, born May 4, 
1713; married Leah Taylor; died January 13, 
1793. 6. Mary, born February 22, 1717; 
died January 16, 1751 : married John Lam- 
prey. 7. Elisha. born March 27, 1720: mar- 
ried Elizabeth Kenniston : died October 15, 


(lY) Joseph Johnson, son of James John- 
son (3). born in Hampton, March 9, 1709. 
died February 25. 1795. He married, 1733, 
Elizabeth Shepard. of Haverhill. Massachu- 
setts. He lived a little way back of the Acad- 
emy road, near the old cemetery. Hampton. 
Children, born in Hampton: i. Joseph, born 
April 10, 1734. married. February 28. 1760, 
Anna, daughter of Deacon Joshua Lane ; set- 
tled in Brentwood, removed to Readfield, 

Maine: five children. 2. Hannah, bon 
10, 1736; died March 9, 1752. 3. RutF 
August, died September 21, 1738. 4. S 
born September 12, 1739; married, N 
ber, 1765, Lydia Roberts, of Rye, New J 
shire; settled in Northwood; children: 
uel, Hannah, Lydia, Alexander, John, 
and Abigail. 5. John, born Decemb( 
1 74 1. 6. Timothy, born March 30, 1744 
ier in revolution ; never returned. 7. \ 
born April 13, 1746; mentioned beio^ 
Elisha, born February 22, 1748; unma 
lost at sea. 9. Nathaniel, born Nov 
L3' 1 749 J married Ruth Sanborn and 

(V) Moses Johnson, son of Joseph 
son (4). was born in Hampton, April 13. 
He settled in Northwood, New Hamp 
where his brother Samuel and cousin I 
min also located among the early settler 

married Mary . He was a sold 

the revolution, a private in Captain J 
Abbott's company. Colonel John Stark' 
iment, 1775; also in Captain John M< 
company. Colonel Enoch Hale's regi 
sent to reinforce the army at Ticond< 
June, 1777; also in Captain Samuel T^ 
ell's company. Colonel Enoch Hale's regi 
Rhode Island campaign, 1778. Children, 
at Hampton: i. Elisha, mentioned belo 
Moses Jr. 3. Samuel. 4. Probably othei 
dren at Northwood. 

(\T) Elisha Johnson, son 'of Moses 
son (5), was born in Hampton about 
lie was brought up on his father's fa: 
Northwood, and educated in the d 
schools. He was a farmer and proprieto 
general store in Northwood. Later in 1 
removed to Quebec, Canada, and fina 

(YH) Warren Johnson, son of I 
Johnson (6), was born at Northwood, F 
ary 5, 1800. He removed to Boscawen, 
Hampshire, in the spring of 1825; m; 
first, Mercy Sanborn, of Springfield, 
Hampshire, June 14, 1825. They settl< 
the brow of the hill overlooking the fa 
Contoocook, where he built a shop anc 
ried on the blacksmith business, having 
iously learned the trade of edge-tool m 
at Northwood. He possessed a superior 
as a worker of iron and soon added to hi; 
iness the»manufacture of mill-work, iron 
trees, and iron-work for carriages and r 
facturing purposes. He was the first me 
ic to have a lathe in the town, and he 1 
the introduction of new machinery frorr 



to time. His shop was destroyed by fire in 
1836, rebuilt in 1837 and he continued in bus- 
iness there until 1843. ^^^ homestead was 
in Fisher vi lie. His first wife was born Sep- 
teniber i, 1803, and died July 18, 1840. He 
married second, September i, 1841, Sarah Ann 
Sargent. Children of Warren and Mercy 
Johnson: i. Mahala, born April i, 1826; 
died March 24, 1827. 2. Alkander G., born 
i December 23. 1827; died April 12, 1829. 3. 
' Jonathan S., born January 11, 1830; mention- 
ed below. 4. Mercy Ann (twin), lived at 
Lawrence. 5. Warren H. (twin), lived in 
Marion, Iowa. Children of Warren and 
Sarah Ann Johnson: 6. Martha F.. born 
August 15, 1843; ^^^^ November 13, 1861. 7. 
Rev. Millard P., born October 27, 1850, 
; (Brown University graduate) Baptist clergy- 
man. 8. Flora C, born May 24, 1854; resides 
at Fisherville, Boscawen, New Hampshire. 

(VII) Jonathan S. Johnson, son of W'ar- 
ren Johnson (6), was born in Boscawen, New 
Hampshire, in the part now Penacook, Janu- 
ary 11, 1830. He was educated there in the 
public schools, and learned his trade as a 
blacksmith in his father's shop. When he was 
eighteen years of age he came with his father 
and the family to Lawrence, Massachusetts. 
That was in the month of February, 1852, 
when the city was in its infancy. For a time 
he was employed in his father's shop, former- 
ly owned by Charles Stackpole, on Chestnut 
street, and later removed to Essex street, near 
where the Pillsbury block now stands. Ill 
health in 1854 prompted Mr. Johnson to un- 
dertake farming, and for a year he had charge 
of the large farm of Ezra Burley in Dracut. 
He then worked in the Pacific Mills for one 
y^ar, then five years with Webster & Dustin, 
afterwards entering the employ of the Everett 
Mills, in the repair shop, in which in various 
capacities he was employed during the re- 
niainder of his active life, a period of more 
than thirty-eight years. Mr. Johnson is one 
of the best known citizens of the city and has 
taken an active part in public aflfairs from the 
first. He was present at the town meeting at 
which the city charter was accepted March 
29, 1853. In religion he is an Adventist, and 
in politics a Republican. He resides at 139 
Jackson street. 

Mr. Johnson married Olive M. Barker, 
daughter, of Ebenezer Barker, and grand- 
daughter of Jonathan Jennings, a pioneer of 
this section, and originally the owner of all 
the land on the west slope of Tower Hill, 
Lawrence. She died December 8, 1884. To 

them were born six children: i. Cora J., 
born January, 1856. 2. Annie F., born 
March, 1858. 3. George W., born April, 
1859, died April, 1886. 4. Horace S., born 
March, i860, died 1864. 5. William Herbert, 
born 1862, died June 8, 1862. 6. Lizzie Jane, 
born August 2, 1863. 

Thomas Sleeper, immigrant 
SLEEPER ancestor, was born in Eng- 
land about 1616. He settled 
in Hampton, New Hampshire, about 1640, 
soon after the settlement of that town. He 
had a grant of land there in 1646. He bought 
land in Boston, July 15, 1645, but continued 
to live at Hampton on what is now known as 
the Jesse Lamprey farm and later in life on 
Shaw's hill on the road leading from the school 
house in the east part of the town to Little 
river. His was then a frontier house, no other, 
settler living so remote in that direction from 
the main settlement of Hampton. The section 
where he lived and his descendants continued 
to live for many generations came to be 
known as Sleepertown, now corrupted to 
Sleepytown. He died July 31, 1696, and his 
family removed from Hampton to the newly 
incorporated town of Kingston, where his 
widow Joanna died February 5, 1703. She 
was buried at Hampton, however. Children: 
I. Elizabeth, married, first, Abraham Per- 
kins : second, Alexander Denham, third, Rich- 
ard Smith. 2. Mary, married Deacon Ger- 
shom Ellis. 3. Ruth, born June i, 1650, mar- 
ried Aretas Leavitt. 4. John, born September 
10, 1652. 5. Naomi, born April 15, 1655, 
married Timothy Blake. 6. Moses, born at 
Haverhill, March 13, 1658. 7. Aaron, born 
February 20, 166 1. 8. Luther, born Novem- 
ber 14, 1668, died May 19, 1670. 

(II) x\aron Sleeper, son of Thomas Sleep- 
er (i), was born in Hampton, New Hamp- 
shire, February 20, 1661-62; married, May 23, 
1682, Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Joseph 
Shaw, and they resided with her parents on 
Shaw hill, removing later to the adjacent town 
of Kingston. He married, second, Sarah 

, who died at Kingston, May 9, 1732, 

aged seventy-one. He had seventeen children 
by his first wife and two by his second, and 
his descendants in the vicinity of Kingston and 
Portsmouth have been very numerous. 
Among the children born by first wife at 
Hampton were: i. Moses, born January 2, 
1684-85, married Margaret Sanborn, daugh- 
ter of Captain Jonathan; was ancestor of the 
large family of this surname at Bristol, New 



Hampshire. 2. Thomas, November 3, 1686. 
3. Aaron, July 23, 1688, died young. 4. 
Joseph, June 14, 1690 (twin). 5. John 
(twin), June 14, 1690, married, July 18, 1717, 
Mary Towle, (laughter of Benjamin Towle, 
and lived in Kittery, Maine. 6. Samuel, De- 
cember I, 1692. 7. Elisha, mentioned below. 
8. Hezekiah, May 11, 1696. 9. Jonathan, 
Afarch 17, 1699, probably died young. 10. 
Abigail, April 17, 1700, married, November 9, 
1721, Isaac Fellows. 

(HI) Elisha Sleeper, son of Aaron Sleep- 
er (2), was born in Hampton, May 9, 1694. 
He resided in Kingston in early life and later 
at Brentwood. 

(IV) Jonathan Sleeper, son or nephew of 

Elisha Sleeper (3), was born at Kingston or 

vicinity about 1735. He settled in Brentwood, 

and according to the census of 1790 had one 

.adult son living with him, three sons under 

sixteen and three females in his family. Chil- 
dren: I. Son. 2. Benjamin, mentioned be- 
lo\v. Two or more daughters. 

(V) Benjamin Sleeper, son of Jonathan 
Sleeper (4), born in Brentwood, New Hamp- 
shire, December 6, 1758, died in Alton, New 
Hampshire, February 10, 1849. He was a 
soldier in the revolution, the only one of his 
family from Brentwood. He was a private in 
Captain James Gray's company in May, 1777, 
enlisted May 8, mustered May 10 with a num- 
ber of Brentwood soldiers. This was the first 
company of the Third New Hampshire Regi- 
ment, Colonel xAlexander Scammell, and 
Sleeper was enlisted for three years. He and 
nine other Brentwood men were paid a bounty 
of thirty pounds each May 12, 1777. In con- 
nection with the Brentwood Sleepers it is 
noted that when the old Quaker minister was 
thrown into jail because he refused to pay 
taxes, claiming the same exemption given 
other ministers of the gospel, the man who 
presented his petition to the general court of 
New Hampshire was Sherburne Sleeper of 
this family. One is ashamed to say that the 
legislature refused to grant the petition for 
release. Benjamin Sleeper was a farmer, re- 
moving about 1795 to Alton, New Hampshire, 
where he lived the remainder of his days, 
reared a large family and conducted a farm. 
He married. May 17, 1781, Ruth Bean, who 
(lied February 15. 1843. Children: i. Lydia, 
born November 25, 1781-82. 2. James, April 
22, 1783. 3. Mary. September 14, 1785. 4. 
Joseph. March 15. 1788. mentioned below. 5. 
Jonathan, March i, 1790. 6. Elisha, March 
25, irr/). 7. George P., February 25, 1802. 

(VI) Joseph Sleeper, son of I 
Sleeper (5), born in Brentwood, M 
1788, married, August 25, 1814, 
Lougee, born November 30, 1797, d 
ruary 5, 1864, daughter of Simeon ar 
Lougee. They resided on the farm 
all their lives. Children, bom at A 
Waitey G., November 25, 1814. 2. 
B., October 12, 18 16. 3. Emily B., 
ber 2, 1818. 4. James, October 13, : 
Charles S., August 30, 1822. 6. ^ 
April 6, 1825. 7. Ruth C, May i, j 
Sarah, July 13, 1829. 9. Gilman L., 
9, 1 83 1, mentioned below. 10. Joi 
December 25, 1833. 11. Susan A., 
1836. 12. Lydia E., October 24, iJ 
William H., March 26, 1841. 

(VII) Gilman L. Sleeper, son of 
Sleeper (6), was born in Alton, Nev 
shire, October 9, 1831. He was edi 
the public schools of his native tO' 
brought up on his father's farm on 1 
worked until 1852, when he removed 
erhill, Massachusetts, where he. h 
since. He worked for five years in 
shoe factories in that city, and in i 
barked in the shoe manufacturing buj 
his own account. He made a spe< 
heavy pegged boots and shoes and 
ladies' fine shoes, building up an e 
and prosperous business, emplo)ring fi 
to seventy-five hands, and continuing 
incss until 1888, a period X)f thirty ye 
retired from the manufacturing buj 
that time to accept the appointment 
master of Haverhill from Presiden 
land for four years. Upon the expii 
his term of office a Republican succe 
appointed and he retired from acti^ 
devoting his attention to the care of 
perty and to the enjoyment of well-ea 
and leisure. He is a Democrat in 
affairs. He served six years as reg 
voters of Haverhill, representing his 
the board, and was a member of the 
council of the city for several years. 

He married, January 6, 1859, 1 
Huntington, born June 8, 1836, dan 
Philip and Pluma (Sargent) Hu 
Children: i. Carrie H., born Sept< 
t86i. 2. Harry IL, October 27, iJ 
June 19, 1866. 3. Margie, May 28, il 
September 30, 1867. 4. CliflFord H. 
22, 1872, died April 14, 1873. 5- ^ 
born Alarch 20, 1874, married Leon; 
liam Durkec ; children : i. Muriel 
born November 19. 1894: ii. Marjorie 



o, 1896; iii. Eleanor Gilman Durkee, 
>er 5, 1901. The family are Congrega- 
ts; Mr. Sleeper formerly attended 
vorship at the Universalist church. 

Very little can be gleaned rela- 
BB tive to the early history of the 

Chubb family from historical 
lealogical works. John Chubb, a sold- 
Cing Philip's war, served in the garri- 
Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1676, and 
>bably the same John Chubb who was 
nt of Ipswich, Massachusetts, in 1679. 
me occasionally appears in the vital 
litary records of the seventeenth and 
ith centuries. Pascoe and Hannah 
ner) Chubb of Andover, Massachu- 

ere killed by the Indians, February 22, 


I!hester Chubb was born in Charlton, 

husetts, 1787; married Nancy Berry. 

I Chester Chubb Jr., son of Chester 

(i), born in Chester, Vermont, 1818, 

I90. He was a prosperous farmer of 

arley, and in addition to tilling the soil 

aged in the manufacture of starch; 

I Sarah Cummings, who died 1884. 

ildren of this union were: i. Eliza- 

2. Harry Niles. 3. Orra. 

1 Harry Niles Chubb, son of Chester 
rah Chubb, was born in West Farley, 
ber 4, 1846. After concluding his 
nee at the district school he went to 
ton, where he began an apprenticeship 
cabinetmaker's trade, but relinquished 
r later to engage in the manufacture of 
)r, and he continued in that business 

years. About the year 1864 he came 
/rence and entering the employ of 

Briggs and Allen, sash and blind man- 
ers, and was about thirty-one years 
em. Just before leaving them he pur- 

a dairy farm, and has for the past 
n years carried on an extensive milk 
s, keeping a large herd of cows and 

an excellent modern equipment for 

2 and distribution of his product. His 
y is valuable both on account of its 
' and its desirable location, and consti- 
very attractive homestead. In politics 
Republican, and although deeply inter- 
I public affairs — local, state and nation- 
has never sought for nor held office, 
ing his activities to the exercise of his 

privileges. He is a member of the 
'ill Baptist church. In 1867 he married 
Emily Taylor, daughter of Hiram 

French and Dorothy (Drake) Taylor. On 
the maternal sjde Mrs. Chubb is of the ninth 
generation from William (i) Drake, through 
Thomas (2), William (3), Daniel (4), Cap- 
tain Daniel (5), James Cobb (6), George 
Washington (7), and Dorothy (8). 

(I) William Drake Esq., of Yardbury, in 
Cloyton, county of Devon, England, was bur- 
ied in Temple Church, London, and his will 
dated November 2, 1636, was probated Feb- 
ruary 29, 1639-40. 

(II) Thomas Drake, son of William, was 
born in Cloyton, September 13, 1635. About 
the year 1652 he came to New England, and 
shortly after his arrival settled in Weymouth, 
Massachusetts. He was a relative of John 
Drake, the immigrant who located first in 
Taunton, Massachusetts, and subsequently re- 
moved to Windsor, Connecticut. Thomas 
was accompanied to America by his two sis- 
ters "Joane,'* married Thomas Randall, son of 
Robert Randall, of Weymouth: and Elizabeth, 
who became the w-ife of Ezekiel Hamlin, of 
Boston. His name appears in a list of pro- 
perty owners of Weymouth in 1663 as being 
the owner of lot number 70 of the first divi- 
sion, containing six acres, and he also acquired 
possession of lot number 33 of the second 
division of land, containing eighteen acres. 
He was active in both civil and military affairs, 
was enrolled among the Suffolk troopers and 
saw at least two months of service in the 
field during King Philip's war, 1675-76. In 
1682 he purchased a large tract of land in 
Freetown, half of which he sold in 1688 to 
Ralph Paine, of Rhode Island, and at his 
death, which occurred at Weymouth in 1691, 
his estate was inventoried at two hundred and 
thirty-seven pounds, two shillings and three 
pence. His first wife, Jane Holbrook, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Jane Holbrook, of Wey- 
mouth, died prior to March 9, i68t, when he 
married, second, Mrs. Mellicent Carver (nee 
Lord), a widow, daughter of W^illiam Lord. 
His children were: Thomas, John, William, 
Joseph, Amy, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Ex- 

(III) W'illiam Drake, third child of 
Thomas and Jane (Holbrook) Drake, was 
born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, May 30, 
166 1. He was a member of Captain Hunt's 
Weymouth company which served in the ex- 
pedition to Canada in 1690. In 1706 he pur- 
chased a homestead in Taunton, selling his 
Weymouth property in 1708, and in the rec- 
ords he is designated a blacksmith. He died 
in Taunton after September 15, 1727, and the 



supreme court records in Boston report him 
having died before March 25, 1728. He mar- 
ried Sarah Marsh, daughter of James and 
Sarah Marsh, of Weymouth, and she was Hv- 
ing in 1735. His ten children, all mentionea in 
his will were: Sarah, Abigail, James, (who 
died young), William, Lydia, Joseph, James, 
Rebecca, Daniel and Benjamin. 

(IV^) Daniel Drake, fifth son and ninth 
child of William and Sarah (Marsh) Drake, 
was born in Taunton about the year 1708. 
He was married, January 2, 1735, by Rev. 
Thomas Clapp, to Bethiah Cobb, of Taunton, 
and he died there prior to 1750, as on Febru- 
ary 21 of the latter year his widow married 
Oliver Derby, of that town. She again became 
a widow in 1766. By her first husband she 
had two children — Daniel and Bethiah. Of 
her second union there was one son, also 
named Daniel, who died single. In 1767 she 
sold to her son, Daniel Drake, the homestead 
in Taunton, consisting of a dwelling-house 
and thirteen acres of land. 

(V) Captain Daniel Drake, only son of 
Daniel and Bethiah (Cobb) Drake, was born 
in Taunton, December 21, 1743. April 20, 
1775, he enlisted in Captain Robert Cross- 
man's company of minute-men which marched 
from Taunton to Roxbury under the com- 
mand of Nathaniel Leonard, and according to 
the Massachusetts Revolutionary War .Rolls 
he subsequently served as follows: Sergeant 
in Captain Luscombe's company, Timothy 
Walker's regiment, at the siege of Boston, 
October, 1775; in Captain Robert Crossman's 
company. Colonel George Williams' regiment, 
which marched from Taunton to Warren, 
Rhode Island, by the way of Rehoboth, De- 
cember 8, 1776: Captain Ichabod Leonard's 
company, of Captain Thomas Cari)enter's 
regiment, which served one month and seven 
days in Rhode Island in the summer of 1778; 
in Xeheniiah Pratt's company, of Colonel 
Mitchell's regiment, which marched to Rhode 
Island, August 2, 1780, and as captain of a 
comi)any attached to Colonel Drew's Bristol ' 
county regiment, he marched August 13, 1781. 
by order of the general court at North River, 
and was discharged December i, of that year, 
having served three months and nineteen days. 
In 1798 Captain Drake settled in Grafton, 
New Hampshire, and died there March 2'j, 
1810. October 4, 1764, he married Lois 
Reed, born in Taunton, November 20, 1749, 
daughter of John and Dorothy (Pinnes) 
Reed. She survived her husband and died in 
Grafton, November 16, 1830. Their children 

were: Lois, Rhoda, Sybil, Betsey, Daniel, 
Bethiah, James Cobb, Sally (Sarah), Dolly 
(Dorothy) and John Read. 

(VI) James Cobb Drake, second son and 
seventh child of Captain Daniel and Lois 
(Reed) Drake, was born in Taunton, Septem- 
ber 17. 1782. He spent the greater part of 
his life in Grafton, and died there August 17, 
1826. His wife, whom he married November 
22, 1805, was Abigail Bullock, born in Graf- 
ton, October 25, 1777, daughter of Hezekiah 
and Abigail (Aldrich) Bullock. Her death 
occurred in North Bridgewater, March i, 
1859. She was the mother of seven children : 

1. George Washington, see next paragraph. 

2. Simeon, born June 15, 1807; died January 
8, 1873. 3- James Cobb, bom January 15, 
1810; died April 16, 1865. 4. Lyman, born 
December 31, 1810; died March 13, 1886. 5. 
Abigail, bom September 22, 1812; married 
John Smith, son of Solomon and Sally (Dow- 
ling) Smith, of Hampstead, New Hampshire, 
bv whom she had ten children. 6. Aaron 
Bullock, born January 10, 1815; died May i, 
1868. 7. Sarah Jane, born April 30, 1818; 
rharried Orrin Bartlett, son of Andrew and 
Elizabeth (Hammond) Bartlett, of Plymouth, 
Massachusetts, and had two children. 

(\TI) George Washington Drake, eldest 
child of James Cobb and Abigail (Bullock) 
Drake, born in Grafton, March 4, 1806, died 
September 4, 1840: married, June 25, 1824, 
Marilla Reed, born in Grafton, April i, 1806, 
daughter of Samuel and Anna (Sayles) 
Reed, the latter of Gloucester, Rhode Island. 
She married, second, April, 1846, Benjamin 
Fifield. of Franklin, New Hampshire, and died 
in Windham, that state, July 21, 1879. Of 
her union with George W. Drake she had 
four children: i. Sarah Ann, born Novem- 
ber 14, 1825 : married, in Danbury, New 
Hampshire, Rufus Gould, son of Moses and 
Elizabeth (Stearns) Gould; four children. 2. 
Dorothy, see next paragraph. 3. George 
Washington, born June 8, 1830. 4. Mary 
Elizabeth, born May 14, 1834; died October 
25- 19071 married, in Fisherville, New Hamp- 
shire, June 13, 1866, Pierce Sweat Call, bom 
January 16, 1829, died September 13, 1887, 
son of Lemuel dVid Rhoda (Sweat) Call of 
Boscawen, New Hampshire. She became the 
mother of six children. All were natives of 
Windham, New Hampshire, except the oldest 
who was born in Fisherville, New Hamp- 

(\'III) Dorothy Drake, second child of 
George W. and ^larilla (Reed) Drake, was 



Wtm in Grafton. September 17, 1826. She 
was married, in Danbury, October 16, 1845, 
to Harum French Taylor, born May 4, 1822, 
son of Samuel and Lydia (Pillsbury) Taylor, 
of Danbury and Salisbury, New Hampshire, 
respectively. Her children are: Helen Jane, 
bom August 29, 1846; Clara Emily, born 
May 7, 1849; and Warren French, born June 
29, 1854. Clara Emily Taylor became the 
wife of Harry Niles Chubb, now of Law- 
rence. Massachusetts, as previously stated. 
Their children are: Alice, born January 31, 
1869, now wife of George E. Flanders ; Helen 
Sarah, born September 2, 1871 ; Orrie Taylor, 
lx)m June 22, 1874; Chester Niles, born Au- 
gust 19, 1878, married Edith Moses; Harry 
C, born July 6, 1880. 

There are various and conflicting 
DANA accounts in respect to the nativity 
of the immigrant ancestor of the 
Dana families which have been settled in New- 
England for more than two and one-half cen- 
turies, but there is no difference of opinion 
regarding the substantial character of the 
immigrant, or the worth and eminent respecta- 
bility of his descendants in all of the genera- 
tions of those who have borne his surname, 
lx)th in New England and the other states of 
the federal union. 

(I) In regard to the ancestors of Richard 
Dana the immigrant, one authority says that 
he is believed to have been a grandson of Ed- 
ward Dana, of Natland, Westmoreland coun- 
ty, England, and a son of Robert and Eliza- 
beth (Barlow) Dana, and that Richard Dana 
himself was born in Manchester, England, 
October 31, 161 7. The author of the geneal- 
ogy of the Chandler family (George W. Chan- 
dler, of Worcester, Massachusetts, 1883) says 
that Richard Dana, the ancestor, was born in 
France about 161 2, fled to England in 1629 
with his father to avoid persecution, they 
being Protestants, and that he came to America 
about 1640. 

In a genealogical account of the Dana fam- 
ily written in 1889 by Henry Swan Dana, of 
Woodstock, Vermont, it is stated that "the 
uniform tradition has been th:^ Richard Dana 
came to this country from England, where he 
was bom ; that his father was a native of 
France and emigrated to England on account 
of religious persecutions.** He settled in Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts, in 1640, and lived on 
the south side of Charles river, in that part 
of Cambridge which now is Brighton. Both 
be and his wife Anne were members of the 

Cambridge church, **in full communion." In 
November, 1661, he was elected constable, in 
1665 was surveyor of highways, and in April, 
1668, was elected tythingman of the town. He 
also served as grand juror, being chosen to 
that office by the selectmen of Cambridge. He 
always avoided notoriety, and it is known that 
he declined many other offices. He died April 
2, 1690, from injuries received by falling from 
a scafi'old in his barn. At that time he was 
seventy-three years old. Lieutenant Governor 
Thomas Dan forth called the inquest and the 
investigation showed that he was "picked up 
dead." He was interred in the old Cambridge 
burying ground opposite Harvard College. 
About 1647 ^1^ married Anne Bullard, of 
Cambridge, who died July 15, 171 1. Their 
eleven children were John, Hannah, Samuel, 
Jacob, Joseph, Abiah, Benjamin, Elizabeth, 
Daniel, Deliverance and Sarah. 

(II) Daniel Dana, youngest son 6i Richard 
and Anne (Hullard) Dana, was born in Cam- 
bridge, March 20, 1663, and died October 10, 
1749. He was given a part of his father's 
extensive tract of land, which included nearly 
all of the present village of Brighton, and 
appears by the records to have taken his 
father's place as a man of prominence in town 
affairs. He was a tythingman in 1700, sur- 
veyor of highways in 1701, and selectman in 
17 1 5 and 1725. In 1736 he was appointed one 
of a committee of "Wyse and Prudent and 
Blameless Christians" to act in the capacity 
of privy council to the minister of Cambridge, 
the Rev. Mr. Appleton. During those early 
years the inhabitants on the south side of the 
river were compelled to cross that stream in 
order to attend church services, and in 1744 
Mr. Dana gave ten pounds toward the erec- 
tion of the first church in Brighton. In 1722 
he donated the land upon which the first school 
house was built. In 1694 he married Naomi, 
daughter of Thomas and Priscilla (Upham) 
Cross well, of Charlestown. She was born De- 
v^.mber 5, 1670, and died February 24. 1750- 
51, at the age of eighty-one years. Their chil- 
dren were Thomas, Caleb, Richard, Naomi, 
Timothy, Priscilla, Ebenezer, Hepzibah and 

(III) Richard Dana, third son of Daniel 
and Naomi (Cross well) Dana, was born June 
6, 1700. He graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1 718, being the first Dana to graduate 
there, and afterward became an eminent law- 
yer and a zealous patriot. He married, May 
31, 1737, Lydia Trowbridge, daughter of 
Judge Edmund Trowbridge, and died in Bos- 



ton, May 17, 1772. His third son, Francis, 
born June 13, 1743, graduated from Harvard 
College in 1762; was a delegate to the con- 
tinental congress in 1778 and four times after- 
ward; presidential elector in 1789; ambassa- 
dor of the United States to Russia, and also 
served as chief justice of the supreme judicial 
court of Massachusetts; his wife was Eliza- 
beth Ellery, daughter of William Ellery, of 
Newport, Rhode Island. Richard Henry 
Dana, son of Francis, was born in 1787, and 
was a student in Harvard College three years. 
He was admitted to the bar in 181 1, but soon 
abandoned the practice of law and devoted 
his attention to literary work. He was one 
of the founders of the Xorth American Rc- 
z'iczi\ and published a number of literary 
works in both prose and verse. He married 
Ruth Charlotte Smith, of Providence, Rhtxle 
Island, and their son, Richard Henry Dana, 
junior, acfjuired an enviable literary reputation 
by his work entitled "Two Years Before the 
Mast.'' He graduated from Harvard College 
in 1837, was admitted to the bar in 1840, and 
attained distinguished prominence in the i)ro- 
fession of law. 

(HI) Caleb Dana, second son and child of 
Daniel and Naomi (Croswell) Dana, was born 
in 1697, and died April 28, I7(>9, aged seventy- 
two years. He was born in that part of Cam- 
bridge which now is Brighton, and on a slate- 
stone tablet, supported by brick, in a c()nsi)ic- 
uous part of the old cemetery in rear of the 
first church of ]»righton are inscribed these 
words: "Here lie intombed the remains of 
Caleb Dana, Esq., who departed this Hfe April 
ye 28th A. D. I7fx>. Aet /2.'' Caleb Dana was 
a tanner by occui)ation, and accumulated a 
large amount of property. At one time he was 
the owner of more real estate than any other 
man living in the neighborhood of Boston. He 
possessed considerable tracts of land in Cam- 
bridge, ]>ro(>kline, Newton, Charlemont, 
Massachusetts, and also in Rovalton, War- 
wick, and other towns in New Hampshire. He 
owned two hundred and fifty acres "in ye 
wilderness near Plaisted's Potash Works," 
and three thousand acres in Ashbnrnhani, 
Massachusetts, where in 1752 he built the first 
.lyrist mill and saw mill. In his will he left to the 
widow of his eldest son Caleb, land in lirook- 
line, on the boundary of the town, and on 
which was erected the old homestead, standing 
on what was then known as the King's High- 
way, the princii)al thoroughfare from lioston 
to Springfield. After his death his real estate 
was appraised at f»ve thousand four hundred 

and sixty-eight pounds, thirteen shillings, four 
pence, and his personal property at three hun- 
dred seventy-one pounds, five shillings, eight 
pence. On July 14, 1726, Caleb Dana married 
Phebe Chandler, who was born in 1707, and 
died in 1772, fourth child of Thomas and Mar>^ 
(Stevens) Chandler, (see Chandler family). 
Caleb Dana and Phebe Chandler had six chil- 
dren: I. Caleb, born in Cambridge, March 
20. 1726-27, died August 6, 1727. 2. Phebe, 
born in Cambridge, July 12, 1729; married, 
September 12, 1747, Henry CooHdge, son of 
Stephen and Sarah (Parker) Coolidge; the 
last named was a daughter of Captain Josiah 
Parker. After the death of Stephen Coolidge 
his widow married, second, Nicholas Fessen- 
den, a famous schoolmaster. 3. Priscilla, bom 
in Cambridge, August 24, 1731. 4. Caleb 
(2d), baptized August 13, 1733, ^^^^ i" Wal- 
lingford, Connecticut, April 17, 1769; see 
forward. 5. James, born Cambridge, in 1735, 
died August 11, 181 2, in New Haven, Con- 
necticut. He was a graduate of Harvard Col- 
lege, and remained there several years after 
graduation, pursuing theological studies. He 
entered the ministry but was denied ordination 
on account of his religious opinions until 
several years afterward. In 1768 he received 
the degree of D. D. from the University of 
Edinburgh, Scotland. 6. George, born Januar}- 
I. 1744, died April 11, 1787; married, first, 
]^\'bruary 14, 1764, Margaret Clark, born July 
7, 1743, died October 3. 1770, daughter of 
C'ai)tain John Clark, who married, in 1734, 
Hannah Cutting; married second, in 1771, 
Eliza i*arks, born January 18, 1749. 

(I\ ) Caleb Dana, fourth child of Caleb 
and Phebe (Chandler) Dana, was born August 
13, 1733. and died in W'allingford, Connec- 
ticut, April 17, i/Cyg. He lived in the old 
family homestead on the King's Highway in 
Cambridge, and at the time of his death was 
visiting in Wallingford, with his brother. Rev. 
James Dana. He married at Brighton. Mass- 
achusetts, May 24. 1756, Sarah Piallard, by 
whom he had i\\'L' children. 

(\') Henry Dana, third child of Caleb and 
Sarah ( liallard) Dana, was baptized Septem- 
ber 19, 1762, and died September 20, 181 7. 
lie was town clerk of P)righton from 1807 to 
1S17. and declined another election. He was 
a man of nuich influence in the town, an old 
line \\ hig. and it is said that at one time he 
controlled by his influence the political affairs 
of lirighton. He married, .\ugust 31, 1786, 
Sarah Wilson, daughter of Andrew and 
loliaiuia iWinship) \\'ilson. Their children 



were Sarah, Charles, Henry Ballard, Mary, 
Martha, Orlando Nelson and James Dana, of 
whom Orlando Nelson, Martha and' Henry 
Ballard after lived in Woodstock, Vermont. 

(\T) Charles Dana, second child and eldest 
son of Henry and Sarah (Wilson) Dana, was 
born August 22, 1789, and died June i, 1845. 
He lived in the old Dana homestead on the 
King's Highway, and owned the first slaughter 
house in Brighton. He was a member of the 
Bunker Hill Association. His wife was Esther 
Deming, born in Needham, Massachusetts, and 
xvhose mother before her marriage was Me- 
liitable Fuller. Charles Dana and Esther Dem- 
ing had ten children, of whom Francis Wil- 
liam Dana was seventh in the order of birth. 

fVn) Francis William Dana was born 
ZVIarch 25, 1831, in the old family homestead, 
<lie(\ December 18, 1899, and is buried in 
M'oodlawn cemetery in Everett, Massachu- 
setts, in which city the later years of his life 
were spent. At the age of seventeen years he 
left home for the far west, crossed the con- 
tinent overland, and was absent from home 
about thirteen years. He was one of the 
pioneers in the California gold fields, and later " 
in life was a member of the "Association of 
Forty-Niners." On returning to the east he 
established a trucking business with thirty to 
fi^ty horses, contracting with the largest beef 
concerns at the Boston market many years, 
^nd at one time lived in Chelsea, later in 
Qiarlestown, and in 1879 settled in Everett, 
'^^'here he died. In religious preference Mr. 
C)ana was a Unitarian, and in politics he was a 
liepublican. His father before him was a 
X'nitarian, while his mother was a devout 
Tnember of the Orthodox (Congregational) 
church; and it is related that the custom of 
the household was that the daijghters of the 
family attended Sunday worship at the Uni- 
tarian church in company with their father, 
while the mother and her sons attended the 
Congregational church. In Masonry he was a 
Knight Templar ; he was also an Odd Fellow, 
and belonged to other orders. January 24, 1864, 
at Scituate, Massachusetts, Mr. Dana married 
Olive Locke Neale, born in Newcastle, New 
Hampshire, October 2y, 1842. Her father, 
William Locke Neale, was born in Newcastle, 
and followed the sea, his last voyage being to 
San Domingo, in the West Indies. He died 
in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in September, 
1893. Mr. Neale married Abigail Leslie Har- 
rat, who was born in Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire, and was a daughter of Charles and Abi- 
gail Har^at. Charles Harrat was an early 

settler in Portsmouth, by occupation a ship- 
rigger, and it is said that he spoke, fluently, 
six different languages. Children of William 
Locke and Abigail Leslie (Harrat) Neale: 
Catherine Harrat Neale, married Francis 
Dana, cousin of Francis William Dana, and 
had Henry, Frances, Antoinette, Catherine 
and William Dana; Mary Ann Neale, mar- 
ried Joseph Ayers; and Olive Locke Neale, 
who became the wife of Francis William 
Dana. William Locke Neale was a son of 
William Neale, of Newcastle, New Hamp- 
shire, a seafaring man, and of whom it is said 
that he was in command of Fort McClary, at 
Kittery, Maine, during the war of 1812. He 
married Abigail Locke, born in Rye, New 
Hampshire, a descendant of Captain John 
Locke, founder of the Locke family in New 
England, and who during the revolutionary 
war is mentioned as having been the teamster 
who carried the powder from Fort Constitu- 
tion, New Hampshire, to Bunker Hill (see 
Locke family). 

Francis William and Olive Locke (Neale) 
Dana had six children: i. Susan Harrat, born 
in Chelsea, Massachusetts, November 20, 1864. 
She graduated from the Chelsea (or Everett) 
high school in 1886, and then took a course in 
the languages under private instruction. She 
married, January 8, 1889, William Benson 
Mayo, of Chatham, Cape Cod, son of Andrew 
and Amanda (Nicker son) Mayo, of Chatham, 
and grandson of Benson Mayo, who was born 
in Orleans, Massachusetts. Mr. Mayo is 
manager and secretary of the Hoover, Owen, 
Reutshiler Company, makers of the famous 
Corliss engines. Children: Dana Harrat 
Nickerson Mayo, born May 17, 1891 ; Olive 
Dana Mayo, bom September 20, 1899; Wil- 
liam Neale Mayo, born March 13, 1901. 2. 
Francis William, born Boston, December 17, 
1866. He was educated in the Everett gram- 
mar school, and the Bryant & Stratton Busi- 
ness College in Boston. He then engaged in 
general teaming and trucking business with his 
father, and so continued until May 25, 1908, 
when he became manager of the general gro- 
cery and provision store in Scituate, Massa- 
chusetts, of which his father-in-law, Jonathan 
Hatch, is proprietor. For three years Mr. 
Dana was a member of the common council of 
Everett, and for one year its president. He is 
a Mason, member of Everett Lodge ; a Repub- 
lican in politics, and a Universalist in religious 
preference. He married, June 21, 1901, Grace 
F., daughter of Jonathan and Rachel (Syl- 
vester) Hatch, of Scituate, and by whom he 



has one child, Francis William Dana Jr. 3. 
George Neale, born January 18, 1869, died 
August 4, 1869. 4. Mary Ethel, born in Chel- 
sea, February i, 1871 ; married January 24, 
1900, Alva Curtis. Children: Herman Dem- 
ing and Ballard Dana, twins, born August 8, 
1902. 5. Ernest Cushing, born Chelsea, June 
30, 1873 J married February 28, 1900, Mary A. 
Lowrie. Children: Richard Cushing Dana, 
born November 15, 1901 ; Robert Neale Dana, 
born August 9, 1903 ; George M. Dana, born 
August 27, 1907. 6. Esther Deming, born 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, December 28, 
1878; married October 9, 1901, Ferdinand M. 
Holmes. Children: Dorothy Dana Holmes, 
born November 17, 1902; Ferdinand M. 
Holmes, born May 31, 1904. 

The surname Mayo is undoubt- 
MAYO edly of Irish origin, yet the immi- 
grant ancestor of the family here 
treated was born in England, and graduated 
from an English university. 

( I ) Rev. John Mayo came to New England 
about the year 1638, and in 1639 went to 
Barnstable and was ordained teaching elder 
in connection with the Rev. John Lothrop. 
He was made freeman in 1640, and in 1646 
removed to Eastham and subsequently took 
charge of the church in that town until 1655, 
when he was settled over the Second (North) 
church in Boston. In 1673 in consequence of 
advanced years he returned to Barnstable, and 
there and at Eastham and Yarmouth passed 
the remainder of his life with his children. 
He died at Yarmouth, in May, 1676. As a 
minister he enjoyed an especial prominence, 
and in 1658 was honored with the appointment 
to preach the annual election sermon. His 
wife Tomosin, or Tamsin, died in Yarmouth, 
February 26, 1682. Their children, all born in 
England, were: i. Samuel, went from Barn- 
stable to Oyster Bay, Long Island, during the 
reign of the Dutch, as is inferred from a 
deed given by an Indian sachem conveying the 
site of that village to Rev. Mr. Leverich, Sam- 
uel Mayo and Peter Wright, dated 1653-4. 
The emigrants who went with Mr. Leverich 
were a goodly number and were carried there 
in a vessel owned by Samuel Mayo. Event- 
ual! v he returned to Barnstable, later went to 
Boston and died there, 1663. 2. Hannah, 
married Nathaniel Bacon, of Barnstable. 3. 
Nathaniel. 4. Elizabeth, married Joseph 
Howes, of Yarmouth. 5. John, married, 
1651, Hannah Reycroft; nine children. 6. 

(II) Nathaniel Mayo, son of Rev 
Mayo, was a prominent man in Ban 
He married, February 13, 1650, I 
Prince. Her father, Governor 1 
Prince, was born in 1600, and came < 
the '^Fortune," in November, 1621. H 
first in Plymouth, then in Duxbury, 
1644 was of Eastham. His wife was P; 
daughter of the elder William Brewst 
her marriage, August 5, 1624, is said t 
been the ninth marriage in the Plymot 
ony. Nathaniel and Hannah (Prince) 
had six children: i. Thomas, born De 
7, 1650; married Barbara Knowles. 
thaniel, born November 16, 1652; n* 
first, Elizabeth Wixam ; second, Mercy 
3. Samuel, born October I2, 1655. 4 
nah, born 1657. 5. Theophilus, bom 1 
ber 17, 1659. 6. Bathsheba, bom 166: 
ried Thomas Freeman. 

(HI) Samuel Mayo, of Eastham, 
Nathaniel and Hannah (Prince) May 
born October 12, 1655, and died in 173 
married twice and had children: i. S 
born 1689. 2. Jonathan. 3. Rebec 

(IV) Samuel Mayo, of Orleans, 
Samuel of Eastham, was born in East 
1689. He married, August 6. 1713, 
Sparrow (daughter of Jonathan, son o 
than, son of Richard of Plymouth, i( 
Eastham 1653, deputy). 

(V) Thomas Mayo, of Orleans, s 
Samuel and Abigail (Sparrow) May 
born in Orleans, October 28, 1718, ar 
there January 28, 1794. He married I 
Atkins, born 1726, daughter of Josej 
Martha Atkins. 

(VI) Uriah Mayo, son of Thorn 
Hannah (Atkins) Mayo, was born 
leans. May 2y, 1749, and died there ii 
1825. He married, in 1771, Mercy Sf 
born in Orleans, in 1753, and died thei 
6' 1794 (descendant of Isaac Sparro 
of Richard, son of Richard, son of Joi 
son of Richard). 

(VII) Uriah Mayo, son of Uria 
Mercy (Sparrow) Mayo, was born 
leans, and married Esther Higgins, of C 

(VIIT) Benson Mayo, son of Urij 
Esther (Higgins) Mayo, was born in C 
and married Sarah Smith of Orleans. 

(IX) Andrew Mayo, son of Bensc 
Sarah (Smith) Mavo, was born in CV 
July 12, 1834, and married Amanda ^ 
son. of Chatham. 

(X) William Benson Mayo, son o| / 



and Amanda (Nickerson) Mayo, was born in 

Chatham, Cape Cod, and married, January 8, 

1889. Susan Harrat Dana, born Chelsea, 

Masbachusetts. November 20, 1864, daughter 

of Francis WilHam and Olive Locke (Neale) 


John Locke ( 1 ) , who came from 
LOCKE Yorkshire, England, about 1644 
(some accounts say 1638), was 
the first in this country of the Locke line con- 
sidered in this narrative, and settled first at 
Dover, New Hampshire, where he had a right 
of land. He removed thence to Fort Point, in 
Newcastle, a few years later to Sagamore 
creek, and from there to a neck of land in 
Rye called Joscelyn's neck, Locke's neck, until 
1676. and is now known as Straw's Point. By 
trade he was a house carpenter. About 1652 
he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Berry, 
who was probably the first settler at the place 
then called Sandy Beach, now Rye. John 
l.ocke was killed by the Indians, August 26, 
1696, while at work in his fields. The Hamp- 
ton town records says ''John Locke, Senr. was 
killed by the Heathen in his lot at work upon." 
It is said Captain Locke, being wounded, 
^^truck one of the Indians with his sickle and 
partly cut off his nose. Children of John and 
Elizabeth (Berry) Locke: John, born 1654; 
Elizabeth, died unmarried, before 1708: Alice 
(or Elsey), married March 14, 1714, Nehe- 
*Tiiah Berry: Nathaniel, born 1661, died No- 
vember 12, 1734; Edward, married Hannah 
Jenness : Tryphena, married December 31, 
1713, John Knowles; Rebecca, was living in 
1708; Mary, living in 1708; William, born 
April 17, 1677; James; Joseph, died in March, 

(II) Deacon William Locke, fourth son of 
Captain John and Elizabeth (Berry) Locke, 
was born April 17, 1677, and died in his nine- 
ty-first year, January 22, 1768. He married, 
November 26, 1699, Hannah Knowles, born 
April 18, 1678, died September 12, 1769, in 
her ninety-second year. Their children were: 
Jonathan, born March 15, 1702; WilHam; 
Abigail, born 1706, died August 12, 1783; 
Hannah, died young; Patience, born 1710; 
Sarah; Deacon EHjah. died about 1782; 
Elisha ; Eliphalet, died young ; Jemima, born 
January 20, 1720-21 : Hannah, born July i, 
1724, died July i, 1770. 

(in) Jonathan Locke, eldest son and child 
of Deacon William and Hannah (Knowles) 
Locke, was born March 15, 1702, and died 
January 2, 1774, aged seventy-two years. He 

married, March 2, 1727, Sarah, daughter of 
WilHam Haines, of Greenland. She died in 
October, 1753, ^^^ according to tradition nine 
of her children died in that same month of a 
throat distemper. Children of Jonathan and 
Sarah (Haines) Locke: Sarah, born January 
3, 1728, died September 26, 1742; Patience, 
born February 10, 1730; Jonathan, born Jan- 
uary 29, 1732; Mary, born September 20, 
1733; David, born August 24, 1735; Abigail, 
born September 5, 1736, married February 23, 
1758, James Perkins; WiUiam, born July 26, 
1738; Margaret, born July 20, 1740; Abner, 
born July 31, 1742, died in October, 1753; 
Sarah, born August 28, 1744, died, unmarried, 
December 31, 1796; Hannah, born December 
18, 1746; John, born December 9, 1748. 

(IV) Jonathan Locke, third child and eld- 
est son of Jonathan and Sarah (Haines) 
Locke, was born January 29, 1732, and died 
September 13, 181 3, aged eighty-two years. 
He resided at Rye, where Deacon Jonathan 
Locke lived in 1903. He married, June 8, 
1757, Abigail Tovvle, who died March 22, 
1817, aged eighty-one years. Their children: 
Jonathan, born 1759; Abner, born 1760, died 
in the revolutionary army, August 16, 1778; 
Mary, born July 21, 1763, died 1763; Abigail, 
born July 21, 1764, died May 24, 1844; John, 
born July 15, 1767; Joseph, born 1770; 
Daniel, born 1772, died, unmarried, January 
I, 1840; Jethro, born 1775 ; Hall Jackson, born 


( V ) Jonathan Locke, Jr., eldest son and 

child of Jonathan and Abigail (Towle) Locke, 
was born in 1759. He lived at Newcastle, and 
married, November 23, 1785, Mary Rand, by 
whom he had eight children : Jonathan, bap- 
tized November 18, 1787; William, born Feb- 
ruary 10, 1788, who became a seafaring man 
and died unmarried, February 5, 1869 : Nabby 
(Abigail), born December 27, 1789, married 
November i, 1807, William Neil (Neale) of 
Newcastle; Joseph L., born March, 1792; 
Michael, born 1796 (?), unmarried, lived at 
Newcastle; Sarah Ann. bom 1799: John, born 
1800, married December 14, 1820, Martha 
Rand, of Newcastle: Polly, born 1804, mar- 
ried Asa Watson, of Portsmouth. 

(VI) Abigail Locke, eldest daughter of 
Jonathan Locke Jr., and his wife Mary Rand, 
who is mentioned in the genealogical account 
of the Locke family of New Hampshire, as 
Nabby Locke, was born in Rye, December 27, 
1789, and married, November i, 1807, Wil- 
liam Neil (Neale), of Newcastle, New Hamp- 
shire. They had children, among them a son 




William Locke Neale, who was born in New- 
castle and followed the sea. He died in 
Charlestown, Massachusetts, in September, 
1893. ^I^s wife was Abigail Leslie Harrat, a 
native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and 
daughter of Charles and Abigail Harrat. Wil- 
liam Locke Neale and Abigail Harrat had 
three children, the youngest of whom was 
Olive Locke Neale, who became the wife of 
Francis William Dana (see Dana family). 

Chandler Arms : "The crest 
CHANDLER borne on the closed helmet 

above the capital coat of 
capital arms is that of the pelican in her nest 
wounding her breast to feed her young with 
her own blood — an emblem of parental affec- 
tion expressive of the family motto *Ad mor- 
tem fidelis.* " "The mantel — cut and jagged 
— hanging from the capital helmet, indicates 
the faithful service of the wearer; the gaunt- 
let, his prowess." Description : "He Bear- 
eth Checkie, Argent and Azure, on a Bend of 
the First, Sa., three Lions passant. Gules. By 
the Name of Chandler.'* (Chandler Geneal- 

(I) In the "History of Roxbury, Massa- 
chusetts," is written: "It has been remarked 
that no people can boast of more honorable 
descent than those of Massachusetts;" and 
that "the Roxbury people were the best that 
came" from England. One of the earliest 
families in Roxbury was that of William 
Chandler, who with his wife Annis and their 
four children came from England and settled 
in the plantation there in the year 1637. They 
were admitted to the church at the same time, 
and soon after their arrival in Roxbury, hence 
we may know that they were of good repute 
and walked orderly in their daily life. The 
Eliot church records say that "William Chan- 
dler, a Christian, Godly brother, died of con- 
sumption, month ii, day 26, 1641, and was 
buried 19 (11) 1641, in Roxbury." After the 
death of her husband. .Xnnis C mentioned as 
Ann) married. July 2. 1643, John Bane, of 
Barkhampstead and Bishop's Stortsford, 
Herts, England, and of Ipswich and Roxbury, 
New England. William and Annis Chandler 
had five children: i. Hannah, born in Eng- 
lanrl about 1629: married first December 12, 
1646. (say the Eliot clnirch records of Rox- 
bury) George Abbot: married second, 1690, 
Rev. Francis Dane, of Andover. 2. Thomas, 
born in England, in 1630: married Hannah 
Brewer. 3. William, born in Englancl ; mar- 
ried first, .\ugust 18. 1658, Mary Dane, of 

Ipswich; married second, October 8, 1679, 
Bridget Henchman, widow of James Rich- 
ardson. 4. John, born in England; married, 
February 16, 1658, Elizabeth Douglas. 5. 
Sarah, born in Roxbury; married first, No- 
vember 4, 1659, William Cleaves; married 
second, Wilson; married third, Octo- 
ber II, 1688. Eph. Stephens; married fourth, 


ril) W^illiam Chandler, Jr., third child of 
William and Annis Chandler, was born in 
England, and died in Andover, Massachu- 
setts, in 1698, aged about sixty-five years. He 
was admitted freeman in 1669, and although 
he mentions himself as a brickmaker he was 
the keeper of an inn, or ordinary, the sign of 
which was a horseshoe, on the road from Ips- 
wich to liillerica. He was licensed as inn- 
keeper June 17, 1692, by their majesties' jus- 
tices in a general sessions held in Salem. 
William Chandler married, first, Mary Dane, 
of Andover, who was born in Ipswich, in 
1638, and died May 10, 1679, daughter of Dr. 
John Dane, "the chiriergen," who was born 
in Barkhampstead, England, about 1612, and 
died in Ipswich, Massachusetts, September 29, 
1684. He gained considerable prominence 
through the authorship of "A Declaration of. 
Remarkable Providences in the Corse of my 
Life." Five months after the death of his 
first wife, William Chandler married. Octo- 
ber 8, 1679, Bridget Henchman, daughter of 
Major Thomas Henchman, of Concord and 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts. She died March 
6, 1 73 1. Mr. Chandler had eleven children by 
his first wife, and three by his second wife: i. 
Mary, born July 5, 1659; married September 
30, 1691, John Sherwin, of Ipswich. 2. Will- 
iam, born January 31, 1661 ; married Decem- 
ber 28, 1682, Sarah Buckminster. 3. Sarah, 
born January 29, 1662, died May 12, 1668. 
4. Thomas, born 1663, died young. 5. John, 
born 1665. died December 28, 1681, aged six- 
teen years. 6. Philemon, born August 24, 
1667, died May 6, 1668. • 7. Thomas (2d), 
born March 2, 1668, died October 6, 1670. 
8. Philemon (2d), born September 4, 1671 ; 
married first, Hannah Clary; second, May 2. 
1759, Mrs. Patience Griggs, of XVoodstock, 
Connecticut. 9. Hannah, born February 5, 
1673; married Nathaniel Robbins. 10. Thomas 
(2(1), born December 5, 1676; married Mary 
Stevens. 11. Joseph, born 1679. 12. Phebe. 
born September 17, 1680; married June 14, 
1708. Jonathan Tyler. 13. Joseph (2d), 
bcrn July 17. 1682; married June 10. 1708, 
Mehitablc Russcl. 14. Rhoda, born Septem- 



ber 26, 1684; married April 19, 1705, Tim- 
othy Holt. 

(III) Thomas Chandler (2d), tenth child 
oi William and Mary (Dane) Chandler, was 
born in Andover, in 1676, and died there No- 
vember 7, 1 75 1. He was "heyward" in An- 
dover in 1714, town surveyor in 1717, con- 
stable in 1 718, and in the records is generally 
mentioned as Thomas Chandler, Jr. He mar- 
ried Mary Stevens, who died October 27, 
175 1, daughter of Deacon Joseph Stevens, of 
Andover, and who bore her husband twelve 
children: i. Mary, born March 8, 1702; mar- 
ried August 7, 172 1, Josiah Ballard. 2. Wil- 
liam, born July 14, 1704; married first, No- 
vember 22, 1725, Elizabeth Blanchard ; mar- 
ried second, March 4, 1736, Mary Holt. 3. 
James, born June 10, 1706; married November 
14, 1736, Mary Hale, of Byfield parish, New- 
bury. 4. Phebe, born 1707; married July 14, 
1726, Caleb Dana. 5. Lydia, born 1709; mar- 
ried May 17, 1728, Ebenezer Felch, of Read- 
ing. 6. Bridget, born 171 1, died October 22, 
171 1. 7. Bridget, born 1711 ; married June 3, 
1 73 1, Josiah Wood of Rowley. 8. Hannah, 
born 1714; married May 10, 1733, George 
Burroughs. 9. John, born February 13, 17 17, 
died February 23, 1717. 10. Elizabeth, born 
^lay 15, 1718; married May 29, 1739, John 
Dane, Jr. 11. Joseph, born 1720; married Oc- 
tober 4, 1742, Mary Abbot. 12. John, born 
December 14, 1723; married first, November 
3» 1748, Mary White, of Haverhill: married 
second, January 18, 1759, Elizabeth White, of 

(IV) Phebe Chandler, second daughter and 
fourth child of Thomas and Mary (Stevens) 
Chandler, was born in Andover, in 1707, and 
niarried, July 14, 1726, Caleb Dana (see Dana 

It is not known that the three 
BAILEY immigrant ancestors of the num- 
erous . Bailey families of New 
England — Thomas . of Weymouth, James of 
Rowley and John of Salisbury and Newbury 
—were in any manner related to each other, 
although their descendants in America have 
united in forming and maintaining what has 
been termed the Bailey-Bayley Family Associ- 
ation, the purpose of which is **to gather 
genealogical information and make a perma- 
nent record of the same." In Europe as well 
as in America the surname Bailey has been 
variously spelled, and on the other side of the 
Atlantic ocean it, is not entirely confined to 
families of purely English origin. It is found 

in France spelled Bailly, in Scotland Baillie, 
and in England and America as Baily, Bailey 
and Bayley. 

Of the three principal immigrants who came 
to this country in the first half of the seven- 
teenth century, John appears first in the colo- 
nial history of New England, and the circum- 
stances attending his debarkation were associ- 
ated with an event of thrilling interest. 
Thomas of Weymouth, and James of Rowley, 
are believed to have landed on New England 
shores in 1640, but it is with John Bailey of 
Salisbury and Newbury, Massachusetts, and 
some of his descendants that we have partic- 
ularlv to deal in this narrative. 

( I ) John Bailey, senior, appears among the 
earliest representatives of his surname in New 
England, and he is first heard of as one of 
the passengers in the ship which was wrecked 
at Pemacjuid (now Bristol), Maine, in a severe 
storm which swept the New England coast in 
August, 1635. Hoyt, in his "Old Families of 
Salisbury and Newbury," says that John 
Bailey (Bayley) came in the ship "Angel 
Gabriel," from Bristol, England, and was cast 
away at Pemaquid in the "great storm of 
August 15, 1635." He came from Chippen- 
ham, England, and was a weaver by trade. 
He settled at Newbury, and was one of the 
early planters there. In 1637 he went into 
the country beyond the Merrimac, near the 
mouth of the Powow (Pawaw) river, and 
there built a log cabin and began to cultivate 
the land and also to catch fish from the river. 
He left behind in England a wife, son Robert 
and two or more daughters, but in this coun- 
try he had a son John, who came with him in 
1635, and a daughter Johanna, who either 
came with her father or soon afterward. The 
"Bailey Genealogy" informs us that John 
Bailey, senior, as he is mentioned in early 
records, was a fisherman, and had the sole 
right of fishing in the Powow river, on condi- 
tion that a portion of the fish taken be given 
to the town. In 1639 the settlement of Col- 
chester (afterward Salisbury) was begun, and 
in 1640 he shared in the fish division of land 
there, receiving other grants in 1642 and 1643. 
The fishing right was granted him in 1642. 
But it appears that the good townsmen of the 
plantation did not take kindly to John Bailey^s 
residence among them without the presence of 
his wife, and in 1651 it was ordered by the 
court that he return to England in the next 
vessel or send for his wife to come over to 
him. Hoyt's narrative says that he was or- 
dered "to return unto his wife bv the next 



summer," or send for her to come over to him, 
and then he *Svas afraid to go back" probably 
because of his unfortunate experience on the 
Maine coast at the time of his immigration. 
He did not Hve, however, to obey the man- 
date of the court, and died soon after it was 
ordered against him. He died November 3, 
1651. His will was proved April 13, 1652, 
and in it he gave his home in Salisbury to his 
son John during his lifetime, with remainder 
to John (3), son of son John, they paying to 
his widow six pounds if she should come over 
to **Newburyland.'' To his daughter Jo- 
hanna, wife of William Huntington, he gave a 
liouse and five acres of land which he had 
bought of Mr. Rowell ; to his son Robert, in 
Kngland, fifteen pounds, and to each of his 
daughters fifteen pounds if they came over to 
New England, and five pounds if they did not 
come. There is no evidence that any other of 
the children of John Bailey, senior, than his 
son John and his daughter Johanna ever came 
to America, hence all the Baileys in this coun- 
try who claim descent from John of Salisbury 
and Newbury, the immigrant ancestor, must 
be descended from his son John, junior. 

( n ) John Bailey, junior, son of John, was 
born in England, in 161 3, and came to Amer- 
ica with his father in 1635. He lived for a 
time in Salisbury, and in 1650 settled in New- 
bury, on the plain, about one-(iuarter of a mile 
from Deer Island and opposite Cave Island. 
He married Eleanor Emery, who bore him 
eleven children: i. Rebecca, born 1641. 2. 
John, born May 18, 1643, died July 22. 1663. 
3. Sarah, born August 17. 1644, died August 
26, 1714. 4. Joshua, died April 7, 1652, (from 
record). 5. James, born wSeptember 12, 1650, 
died June 18, 1707; married Priscilla Putnam, 
and removed to Maine. 6. Joshua, born Feb- 
ruary 20, 1652, died 1663 (from record). 7. 
Isaac, born July 22, 1654, died April 26, 1740. 
8. Joshua, born April 20, 1657; married Eliz- 
abeth Putnam. 9. Rachel, born October 19, 
1662; married Februarv 16, 1680, Samuel 
Poor, Jr. 10. Judith, born August 13, 1665, 
died September 20, 1668. 

(IH) Isaac Bailey, son of John, Jr. and 
Eleanor ( Emery ) Fjailey, was born in New- 
bury, Massachusetts, July 22. 1654, and died 
April 26, 1740. He married first, June 13, 
1683. Sarah Emery, who died April i, 1694, 
daughter of John Emery and Mary Shatswell. 
He married second, September 5, 1700. Re- 
becca r>artlett. He had 'iv\(i children, all born 
of his first marriage: i. Isaac, born December 
30, 1^)83. died May 26. 1726: married June 10. 

1708, Sara Titcomb. 2. Joshua, born October 
30, 1685, died October 6, 1760; married Feb- 
ruary 4, 1706, Sarah Coffin. 3. David, born 
December 12, 1687, died 1722; married No- 
vember II, 1 713, Experience Putnam. 4. 
Judith, born February 14, 1689; married No- 
vember 28. 171 1, James Ordway. 5. Sarah, 
born February 11, 1691, died June 2T, 1736; 
married first, Benjamin Chase; married sec- 
ond, June 13, 1720, as his second wife, Richard 

( IV) Isaac Bailey, eldest son and child of 
Isaac and Sarah (Emery) Bailey, was born in 
Newbury, Massachusetts, December 30, 1683, 
and died May 26, 1726. He lived in New- 
bury. He married June 10, 1708, Sara Tit- 
comb, daughter of Beniah Titcomb and Lydia 
Poor. After his death his widow Sara mar- 
ried, September 2^, 17 13, Richard Bartlelt 
Isaac Bailey and Sara Titcomb had eight chil- 
dren: I. Isaac, born March 21, 1709, died 
before 1753; married April 15, 1731, Abigail 
Hills. 2. Deacon Edmond, born November 
17, 1 7 10, died November 2J, 1801 ; married 
first, Mary Parkhurst of Weston, Massachu- 
setts: married second. May 22^ 1739, Abigail 
P)artlett : married third, January 4, 1758, Pru- 
dence Morse. 3. Samuel, born August 18, 
1712, died February 9, 1730. 4. Lydia, bom 
January 4, 17 14, died June 2T, 1736. 5. 
Moses, born November 11, 1716, died June ii, 
1778; married first, July 10, 1739, Mary Ord- 
way; married second, July 25, 1761, Ruth 
March. Administration was granted on his 
estate to Stephen Morse, and he is mentioned 
as innkeeper ; sons Moses and Joseph are not 
mentioned. 6. Sarah, born January 2}^, 1718. 
died young. 7. Judith, born March 18, 1720, 
(lied July 7, 1736. 8. Joseph, born July 21. 
1722. died July 12, 1736. 

(V) Isaac Bailey, eldest son and child of 
Isaac and Sara (Titcomb) Bailey, was born 
in Newbury, Massachusetts, March 21, 1709, 
and died previous to 1753. His widow was 
appointed administratrix of his estate in Ips- 
wich on October 8, 1753. She was Abigail 
Hills, and they were married April 15, 1731. 
After his death she'married Caleb Moody, Jr. 
Isaac and Abigail (Hills) Bailey had seven 
children: i. Isaac Bailey, born June 15, 1732, 
died August 9. 1736. 2. Susannah, born after 
1732: married wSeptember 23, 1752, Joseph 
Brown. 3. Abigail, born after 1732; married 
Enoch Long. 4. Deacon Abner, born April 9, 
1738, died January 29, 1821 ; married first, 
Abigail Cheney; married second, Mrs. Judith 
Kendrick, widow of James Kendrick and 



T of Deacon Edward Bailey. 5. Simon, 
December 31, 1739; married Novem- 
. 1762, Mary Hazeltine. 6. Sarah, 
pril 30, 1741 ; married March 12, 1761, 
in Emery and removed to Romford 
rd) New Hampshire. 7. Isaac, born 
8, 1743; married August 25, 1764, 
ilarch. '* 1 759-60, Isaac Bailey, aged 
?n years, appeared before Joseph Ger- 
., and was duly accepted for his Maj- 
iervice." His children were : Isaac, 
ebruary 14, 1766; Enoch, March 9, 
Villiam, May 6, 1776. 
"Bailey Genealog}-" treats almost 
of the several branches of the family 
lave continued to be seated in Massa- 
i since the time of John the immigrant 
", and furnishes no particular account 
e of his descendants who settled in 
f the New^ England provinces. The 
ion of the Baileys from Massachu- 
New Hampshire was begun perhaps 
of years previous to the outbreak of the 
on, and continued after the close of 
*. They settled chiefly in Hopkinton, 
1, Hollis, Dunbarton an^ Derry, with 
umber in other towns of the province, 
•vork entitled ''Life and Times in Hop- 
furnishes a little information in re- 
• the Baileys of that town, but does 
I Moses Bailey and Isaac Bailey, broth- 
is of Isaac Bailey and grandsons of 
►ailey who (it is said) went to Hop- 
;oon after the revolution, and mentions 
that there were at one time living in 
;n **three persons of the name of Isaac 
being father, son and grandson," and 
rther that "all three were members of 
gregational church, the father and son 
I the course of events both deacons." 

Isaac Hazeltine, son of Deacon Isaac 
f wife's name unknown) born in Hop- 
March 12, 1781, and died at North 
ith, Maine, September 21, 1821, aged 
ears. December 5, 1803, he married 
Cummings, born in Freeport, Maine, 
27, 1783, died in Dover, Maine, March 
|., a great-great-granddaughter of John 
and Priscilla Mullins of the "Mav- 
1620. Elsewhere in these annals the 
ants of both of these historic Pilgrim 
TS are mentioned at considerable 
hence in this place the line of descent 
)hn and Priscilla to Phebe Cummings 
found sufficient: Ruth Alden. elder 
r of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, 
, December 3, 1657, John Bass. Their 

daughter, Sarah Bass, born January 29, 1672, 
married, January 7, 1692, Ephraim Thayer; 
and their son, Deacon Peter Thayer, born 
July 12, 1708, married June i, 1732, Anna 
Porter; and their daughter, Phebe Thayer, 
born February 11, 1750, married in 1781, 
Abraham Cummings; and their daughter, 
Phebe Cummings, born August 27, 1783, mar- 
ried, December 5. 1803, Isaac Hazeltine Bailey, 
of Plopkinton, New Hampshire, and North 
Yarmouth, Maine. 

Isaac Hazeltine and Phebe (Cummings) 
Bailey had seven children, all born in North 
Yarmouth: i. Dudley Perkins, born April 
19, 1805; see forward. 2. Phebe Thayer, 
born February 9, 1807, died January 26, 1826. 
3. Rudolphus, born October 10, 1810, died 
1895. 4. Mary Eliza, born February 25, 1812, 
died February 9, 1824. 5. Harriet, born July 
26, 1814, died October 14, 1898. 6. Emily, 
born August 3, 1817, died March 11, 1892. 7. 
Isaac H. Jr., born May 31, 1819, died March 
24, 1899. 

(VII) Rev. Dudley Perkins Bailey, eldest 
of the seven children of Isaac Hazeltine and 
Phebe (Cummings) Bailey, w^as born in North 
Yarmouth, Maine, April 19, 1805, and died in 
Hebron, Maine, December 11, 1878. He grad- 
uated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, 
Maine, in 1829, studied theology, and entered 
the ministry of the Baptist church, being or- 
dained October 22, 1834. The field of his 
ministerial labors was wholly w^ithin the state 
of Maine, and in the capacity of pastor he was 
spiritual head of the church of his denomina- 
tion in Greene, Wavne. Cornville, St. Albans 
and Monson, his last pastorate having been of 
eighteen years duration. For a few years also 
he engaged in missionary work. His life and 
energies were devoted to the work of the min- 
istry throughout a long period of years, and 
his work was well done. Mr. Bailey married 
first, December 30, 1833, Hannah Russell 
Hayes, died December 28, 1834, leaving no 
children. He married second, February 22. 
1839, Hannah Barrows Cushman, daughter of 
Gideon and Phebe (Barrows) Cushman, of 
the seventh generation from Robert Cushman. 
She was born in Hebron July 28, 1816, and 
died March 28. 1882, having survived her hus- 
band a little more than three years. Her 
grandfather, Gideon Cushman, was born in 
Plympton, Massachusetts, November 21. 
1750, and died in Hebron, May 7, 1845. He 
was a soldier of the revolution, and a man of 
sterling character. He married February 25, 
1773, R"th Shaw, w^ho died in Hebron, De- 



cember 19, 1836. At the time of his death 
Gideon Cushman had ten sons and daughters, 
seventy grandchildren and one hundred fifty 
great-grandchilden. Rev. Dudley Perkins and 
Hannah Barrows (Cushman) Bailey had 
three children: i. Sarah Cummings, born 
May 5, 1840; married December 26, 1878, 
George C. Purington, now principal of the 
Mame State Normal School at Farmington; 
children : Gcc^rge C. Purington apd Dudley 
Bailey Purington, the latter of whom died in 
July, 1906. 2. Dudley Perkins, born in Corn- 
ville, Maine, October 24, 1843 » married March 
2, 190 1, Mrs. Adelaide P. Potter. 3. Harriet 
Pullen, born March 29, 1842, died January i, 

(\ ni) Dudley Perkins, only soK of Rev. 
Dudley Perkins and Hannah Barrows (Cush- 
man) Bailey, was born in the town of Corn- 
ville, Maine, October 24, 1843, ^"^ f^^ more 
than thirty-six years has been closely identi- 
fied with the professional, social and political 
history of the city of Everett, Massachusetts, 
where he has lived since 1872. His earlier 
literary education was acquired in Monson 
Academy. Monson, Maine, and his higher edu-* 
cation in Colby University, where he gradu- 
ated A. B. in 1867. He studied for the pro- 
fession of law and was admitted to the bar in 
Portland, Maine, April 28, 1870. Two years 
after he came to the bar Mr. Bailey took up 
his residence in Everett, Massachusetts, and in 
many respects has been associated w^ith busi- 
ness interests of that town and subsequent 
city. He is known as the ''historian of Ever- 
ett," a distinction he gained by reason of his 
aulhorshi]) of an admirable history of that 
town which was published in Drake's ''His- 
tory of Middlesex County." also a subsequent 
sketch in Lewis's "History of Middlesex 
County," and a more complete history than 
either contains, in "The Everett Souvenir," 
1893. He is well versed in real estate values 
in that city, and he now is a large property 
owner of that municipality. For fourteen 
years. iS/C)-()0, inclusive, he was a member 
of the school committee, and was chairman of 
the board five years. He was one of the pio- 
neers in the establishment of the Everett Pub- 
lic Library, of which he has been trustee since 
1878, having served as chairman and as sec- 
retary of the board. In 1886 and 1887 Mr. 
l»ailey represented the town of Everett in the 
lower Ijranch of the general court, and while a 
member of the house was chairman of the 
committee on taxation, besides being in 1887 
also a member of the committee on i)roba- 

tional insolvency. He has been a life-long 
Republican, and while not without political 
ambitions he never has been in any sense a 
politician nor sought to subordinate public 
interest to party advantage. He has at heart 
the welfare of his city and its institutions, and 
is known as a loyal champion of every im- 
provement which has for its purpose the wel- 
fare of Everett and its people. He also is a 
writer of more than statewide celebrity, and 
several of his monologue articles have appear- 
ed, mostly in the Banker's Magazine, New 
York city. He contributed a series of inter- 
esting articles on the banking system of the 
state which were published under the title of 
"History of Banking in Massachusetts," 
1876. He also contributed for several years 
to the Banker's Magazine articles on the clear- 
ing houses both at home and abroad which 
contain more complete statistical data than 
can be found in any other publication. He Is 
also author of chapters relating to clearing 
houses in Bolles*s "Practical Banking." Mr. 
l)ailev is a member and was for about fifteen 
years treasurer of the First Baptist Church of 
Everett; and from 1888 to 1899 was superin- 
tendent of the Glendale Baptist Sunday school. 
He is a member of Palestine Lodge, F. and 
A. M. : Tabernacle Chapter, R. A. M., of 
Maiden ; Beauseant Commandery, K. T. of 
Maiden ; was the first president of the Pine 
Tree State Club of Everett; life member and 
director and chairman of the finance commit- 
tee of the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary 
Society, and since 1890 attorney for the cor- 
poration : trustee of Newton Theological In- 
stitution and of Colby College. 

In Geneva. Switzerland, on March 2, 1901, 
Dudley Perkins Bailey married Mrs. Adelaide 
P. Potter, widow of Rev. George B. Potter, a 
clergyman of the Baptist church, and a daugh- 
ter of Dr. Levi Pierce and his wdfe Sabra 
Kidder. Rev. George B. and Adelaide P. Pot- 
ter had one child, Justin Pierce Potter, who 
died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have no 
children. Mrs. Potter was the founder and 
was for twenty-nine years principal of the 
"Home School," Everett, established in 1874, 
a college and preparatory school for young 
ladies. After a very successful and useful 
career of twenty-nine years it was discontin- 
ued in 1903. 

Levi I'ierce, father of Mrs. Bailey, was a 
native of Lincoln. Massachusetts, born June 
6. 1804, and died April 26. 1891. He w^as edu- 
cated for the profession of medicine at 
Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia. 



ter graduation practiced first in Phila- 
i, Pennsylvania, afterward in Charles- 
and still later in Everett, where he was 
rst practitioner of medicine of the 
opathic school. He also was one of the 
Ts of the Baptist church in Everett and 
: its first two deacons. His wife was 
Kidder, a native of Hudson, New 
shire, and who died July 26, 1886. They 
ur children : Sabra Maria, Levi Judson, 
).), Olive Jennie and Adelaide Pamela 


i Pierce was the youngest of five chil- 
)f Jacob Pierce of Lincoln, Massachu- 
a farmer by occupation, and who came 
old family of Watertown, Massachu- 
His wife's name before marriage was 
Merriam, one of whose brothers was a 
• of the revolution. The children of 
Pierce and Olive Merriam were Re- 
John, Leonard, Hannah and Levi 

According to one of the most 
LTON reliable authorities on the deri- 
vation of English patronymics, 
imame Dalton appears to have been 
from a town of the same name in Lan- 
e, England, and is said to have been a 
cation of the still older name of Dale- 
r more literally, **the town in the dale." 
er version of the origin of the name is 
t is an abbreviation of D'Alton, other- 
vritten de Alton, and so called in allu- 
) a high and rocky hill. It is not certain 
le name is of purely English origin, and 
be traced in some of its forms through 
1 centuries in various countries of Eu- 
-England, Wales, Ireland and even on 
►ntinent. D'Alton and de Alton are 
tive of French rendition, and it is not 
surprising that some of the representa- 
>f the Dalton surname should have be- 
seated in countries beyond the British 
sions, for if tradition be true they were 
venturous and brave people and were 
:ed by ambition to take part in the wars 
olden times, even as were many of their 
idants in more modern days, both in the 
untry and on this side of the Atlantic. 
America the surname Dalton has been 
I from the earliest times of the colonies, 
ot only in New England, but in other 
of the country, especially in some of 
outhern provinces. These, however, 
argely descendants .of the English Dal- 
f whom history has furnished the names 

of a good number ; but the particular branch 
of the family proposed to be treated in this 
place appears to have sprung from sturdy 
Irish stock and first became known in Ameri- 
can history during the period of the revolu- 
tion, when Edward Dalton was one of the 
crew of the ship "Junius Brutus," in service as 
a privateer. Philemon Dalton, linen-weaver, 
immigrated to America in the ship "Increase" 
in 1635, and settled in the plantation at Water- 
town ; but there is no reason for the belief 
that he was in any way connected with the 
ancestors of Edward Dalton, who fought 
against the British during the struggle for 
American independence. 

(I) One contemporary writer says that Ed- 
ward Dalton came to Salem, Massachusetts, in 
1776, from Ireland, "with his best friend, 
John Kehoo." This seems to have been his 
first appearance in New England history, and 
in the ship's list of officers and crew of the 
"Junius Brutus," dated Salem, June 15, 1780, 
Edward Dalton, gp.mner, is described as being 
thirty-five years old, five feet eight inches tall, 
and of dark complexion. He was born there- 
fore in 1745. Felt, in his "Annals of Salem." 
says that on February 19, 1782, "the American 
privateer 7"i^i"s Brutus,' carrying 20 guns 
and 110 men, brought a prize into Salem ;" and 
the "Historical Collections of the Essex In- 
stitute" (vol. i, p. 112) gives a brief sketch of 
this privateer, with a list of the officers and 
seamen, among whom mention is made of 
"Capt. John Brooks, who had nine shares in 
the prize; Lieut. William Patterson, six 
shares ; Edward Dalton, gunner, three shares," 
etc. Other than as a gunner in the privateer 
service during the revolution the records fur- 
nish no account of Edward Dalton, but 
through well preserved family records his mar- 
riage and the names of his children are known. 
He was born in December, 1745, and died in 
April, 1798. He married, November 4, 1778, 
Sarah Moses, died 1840, daughter of Samuel 
Moses and Sarah Brown his wife, grand- 
daughter of Captain Eleazer Moses and Mary 
Henderson his wife, great-granddaughter of 
Captain Eleazer Moses and Hannah Ward his 
wife, and great-great-granddaughter of Henry 
Moses and his wife Remember Giles. Henry 
Moses was early in Salem, but whence he 
came, his parentage and the date of his birth 
are unknown. He died in Salem in 1685, or 
before that year. Children of Edward Dalton : 
I. Edward, born July 7, 1779. 2. Samuel 
Moses, born May 30, 1781. 3. Sally, born 
December 13, 1783. 4. John, born November 



27, 1785. 5. Joseph, born June 6, 1789, died 
November 28. 1789. 6. Joseph, born January 
I, 1792. 7. Eleazer Moses, born February 5, 


(II) Samuel Moses Dalton. second son of 

Edward and Sarah (Moses) Dalton, followed 
the sea, and in a letter written in 1810 gives the 
following interesting narrative of some of his 
experiences: "I have been from home to the 
best of my recollection twelve or thirteen 
years, and out of that fifteen months on board 
the 'Constitution,' state's frigate, Capt. Mur- 
ray, and was discharged in Philadelphia and 
then sailed for England, where I kept in the 
merchant service for two or three years, but 
at last was unfortunately pressed into His 
I>rittanic ^Majesty's service at Barbadoes by 
the *Busy Brig' in the year 1803; but remained 
on her four days and was drafted on board H. 
M. S. *Argo/ of 44 guns, where I remained 
aboard 18 months, when I was drafted on 
board H. M. sloop *Elk* at Deptford, where I 
have remained ever since, to the day of the 
date hereof.'' It may be said further that 
Mr. Dalton was cruising off Port Royal, 
Jamaica, 1809; on board H. M. ship "Ceres," 
181 1 ; at Chatham, 1812; in Malta prison, 
from which he was expecting to be sent to 
England and soon released, 1814; wrote from 
Marseilles on a merchant ship, 1815; from 
Hamburg, sailing to Calcutta and thence to 
Havana, 18 16. 

In this connection it is interesting to narrate 
some of the vicissit